Individual robots can function cooperatively as swarms to generate significant advances in numerous areas from surveillance to construction, but the small scale of microrobots is perfect for disease diagnosis, drug delivery, and even surgeries.
SEA-KIT International’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer has returned from an initial survey mission inside the caldera of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT–HH) volcano carrying a plethora of data and imagery to fill important gaps in current understanding and knowledge of the seamount and water above it.
Researchers at MIT working on insect-scale robots, or microbots, have drawn inspiration from nature by developing a flying microbot that emits light as it flies, much like a firefly.
Vietnam’s leading IT firm, FPT Software, has recently entered a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley AI and machine vision leader Landing AI.
For the first time, University of Würzburg physicists have been successful in propelling micrometer-sized drones using just light and exerting clear-cut control. These microdrones are considerably smaller in comparison to red blood cells.
For the first time, researchers have shown that molecular robots can handle the delivery of cargo by utilizing a swarming strategy, realizing a transport efficiency that is five times more than that of solo robots.
A herd of antelope feeds peacefully on a meadow. Suddenly, a lion shows up, and the herd flees. But how do they manage to do so collectively? Konstanz physicist Chun-Jen Chen and Professor Clemens Bechinger, a member of the Cluster of Excellence "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour," asked themselves how animals must behave in order to initiate an efficient flight response.
A recent study by researchers at the Beijing Institute of Technology encapsulated the latest advancements in the use of smart biohybrid micro- and nanorobots for human medical applications.
As demonstrated by the famous physicist Richard Feynman, developing molecular microrobots that simulate the capabilities of living organisms seems to be a dream of nanotechnology.
A collaborative research team headed by Professor Hongsoo Choi from DGIST and Professor Sung Won Kim from Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital created a magnetically powered, human nuclear transfer stem cells (hNTSC)-based microrobot that can be delivered into the brain tissue in a minimally invasive way through the intranasal pathway.