microrobotics

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.

Adaptive microelectronics reshape independently

Adaptive microelectronics reshape independently

Nanoscientists have developed adaptive microelectronics that can move independently according to sensor data and align themselves specifically for activities - possible applications in biomedicine and bioneural interfacing.

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.

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