Tiny Microbots May Have Electrically-Activated Muscles that Work Like a Human's

November 12, 2014 12:52 PM

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Imagine robots with muscles. Does it sound like science fiction? It may actually be closer to reality than you'd think. Scientists have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could potentially serve as electrically activated muscles in machines that are smaller than a grain of sand.

The machines are called microbots and while you may think that something so tiny wouldn't be all that useful, you'd be mistaken. Microbots could be a huge boon in areas, such as medicine and manufacturing. Yet they also face challenges when it comes to their creation, including the problem of actual...

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