The micro-robot is the size of a single biological cell, and scientists hope it will open the door to a vast array of medical applications.
This article by Paul McClure, writing for New Atlas, makes the following points:
- The robot navigates using both electricity and magnetic fields.
- The micro-robot is propelled using a magnetic field.
- It requires no fuel or direct contact with body tissues.
- Inspired by ‘swimmers’ such as bacteria and sperm, the micro-robot can move around the body autonomously.
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