Microscopic Robot Moves Off Road Off Road


The microbot μtum is barely noticeable to the eye, but can move in water and oil, along the complex "crossed" surface and climb the slopes.

Microscopic Robot Moves Off Road Off Road
(a) – a schematic representation of a microbody μtum; (b) – its movement in the external magnetic field; (c) Several frames with videos of movements μTUM under a microscope / © Purdue University, Chenghao Bi, Maria Guix

Now scientists must check how μtum behaves at even more complex surfaces, including the interfaces of two different environments. In addition, they plan to improve navigation and management, try on new modifications of the device and the first possible application – delivery and "unloading".

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