microrobotics

Microrobots designed to deliver drugs

Microrobots designed to deliver drugs

A tiny robot mimics the movement of a starfish larva. Such microswimmers could deliver drugs to diseased cells with pinpoint accuracy.

Microrobots propelled by air bubbles and ultrasound

Microrobots propelled by air bubbles and ultrasound

Researchers have developed microrobots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves.

Biosupercapacitor provides energy for biomedical applications

Biosupercapacitor provides energy for biomedical applications

Researchers have developed a biocompatible energy storage device.

Microrobots deliver drugs to central nervous system

Microrobots deliver drugs to central nervous system

A study shows that magnetic millirobots can climb slopes, move against fluid flow and precisely deliver substances to neural tissue.

Speedy nanorobots could someday deliver drugs

Speedy nanorobots could someday deliver drugs

Minuscule, self-propelled particles called “nanoswimmers” can escape from mazes as much as 20 times faster than other, passive particles, paving the way for their use in medication delivery.

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Xenobots 2.0: The next generation of living robots

Researchers have created life forms that self-assemble a body from single cells and do not require muscle cells to move. They're faster, live longer, and can now record information.

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