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Polymer Micromuscles

Posted 4 May 2001 at 14:15 UTC by steve Share This

The BBC has a story summarizing the latest developments in polymer micromuscles in Sweden. Edwin Jager is working on the project to develop useful microrobots from the muscles that can operate inside the human body. Unlike previous attempts at making nano-scale robots, these can operate in water, blood, urine, and other bodily fluids. They seem to be the nearest to a practical application yet for robots of this size. There are videos on the web site showing the robots doing actual work like lifting and placing objects.


Pick your brain, posted 4 May 2001 at 16:56 UTC by The Swirling Brain » (Master)

Wow, if these little nano-robots really could pick up cells it would give new meaning to the term, "let me pick your brain"!

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