microrobotics

A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A microrobotic opto-electro-mechanical device able to steer a laser beam with high speed and a large range of motion could enhance the possibilities of minimally invasive surgeries.

Robot dances highlight new kind of order in active matter

Robot dances highlight new kind of order in active matter

Scientists have proposed a new principle by which active matter systems can spontaneously order, without need for higher level instructions or even programmed interaction among the agents.

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Scientists have designed a 3D printable soft robotic finger containing a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness.

Microrobots of metal and plastic

Microrobots of metal and plastic

Researchers have developed a technique for manufacturing micrometre-​long machines by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots

Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Using bacteria as micro-3D printers

Researchers have used bacteria to produce intricately designed three-dimensional objects made of nanocellulose.