Conference Paper

Reconfigurable micro-assembly system for photonics applications

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
DOI: 10.1109/ROBOT.2002.1014755 Conference: Robotics and Automation, 2002. Proceedings. ICRA '02. IEEE International Conference on, Volume: 2
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