Someday, scientists believe, tiny DNA-based robots and other nanodevices will deliver medicine inside our bodies, detect the presence of deadly pathogens, and help manufacture increasingly smaller electronics.
Robots so tiny that they can manoeuvre through our blood vessels and deliver medications to certain points in the body - researchers have been pursuing this goal for years.
For several decades, fans of science fiction have been enthralled by the concept of “gray goo,” a robot formed of billions of nanoparticles. However, a majority of the scientists have rejected it as merely a wild theory.
Researchers at the University of Toronto Engineering have developed a set of magnetic “tweezers” that can place a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with extraordinary precision.
Computer scientists at TU Wien have used neurobiology to enhance Artificial Intelligence, and taught a machine to park a car using only 12 neurons.
MIT researchers have built perhaps the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even perform computational tasks.
A novel microrobotics system, assembled by a French nanorobotics team at the Femto-ST Institute in Besançon, France, pushes the limits of optical nanotechnologies.
DNA-assisted molecular robots have been developed by a research team from Hokkaido University and Kansai University.
The method produces stronger chemical bonds between silicone and plastic, reducing complexity, time and cost to develop/customize microfluidic devices.
The world’s first ‘molecular robot’ has been created by a team of scientists at The University of Manchester. This robot can perform basic tasks as well as build other molecules.