A novel and non-invasive approach for controlling cells using microrobotics has recently been demonstrated by researchers in the lab of Professor Aaron Wheeler (Chemistry, IBBME).
Neil Gershenfeld, a professor at MIT, came up with an audacious idea years ago.
On a late afternoon in August, several years of research in the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, climaxed in a moment of stress as the tiny, revolutionary RoboBee began its first solo flight.
A Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST) research team has successfully developed stem cell delivery of scaffold microrobot that can exactly deliver cells to a target body tissue.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have created a new, agile robot, known as Salto, as part of a research project for the U.S. Army.
To create a microrobot, one used to require a microscope, two needle-nosed tweezers, steady hands, and a minimum of eight hours. But currently, scientists from the University of Toronto Engineering have formulated a technique that requires just a 3D printer and 20 minutes.
Scientists have harnessed the newest nanofabrication methods to develop bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly driven, able to survive challenging environments, able to walk, and small enough to be injected via a standard hypodermic needle.
INTEGRA understands that today’s scientists want to do more than just straightforward pipetting tasks in microplates.
The graceful movements of unicellular organisms— Euglena—that acclimatize their body deformations based on the environment, could serve as a model for robots that need to move in challenging situations, for example, debris, soils, or even the human body.
Researchers at EPFL and ETH Zurich have created small elastic robots with the ability to modify their shape according to their environment.