Automated, highly precise manipulation of nanowires and nanotubes is essential to achieve scalable nanomanufacturing. However, nanowires exhibit uncontrolled variations in their structures or compositions that can limit their functions and properties. In this paper, we present an adaptive controller for the simultaneous manipulation of multiple nanowires using electric fields. We then prove its stability in the presence of parametric uncertainties. Without complex characterization of each nanowire’s mobility, the nanowires can be steered to achieve precisely controlled positions. Simulation and experimental results confirm the proposed adaptive control scheme precisely, independently, and simultaneously manipulates the motion of multiple nanowires.

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