Micro-robots Enabling Minimally Invasive Surgery

Fantastic Voyage

Remote-controlled microbots may aid your doctor on your next visit

LONDON: To better treat a variety of diseases, researchers have developed soft, flexible and motor-less micro-robots that can be remotely controlled with electromagnetic fields.

Made up of a biocompatible hydrogel and magnetic nanoparticles, these microbots can move and swim inside the patient’s body when an electromagnetic field is applied, accoding to the researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland who developed bio-inspired robots that looks and moves like a bacterium.

Kind of like Fantastic Voyage, with robots.

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