Transformers Age upon us as Electronic Devices maybe able to rewire themselves Thanks to Microbots

November 12, 2014 5:17 AM

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Transformers Age upon us as Electronic Devices maybe able to rewire themselves Thanks to Microbots

Researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated that oblong gold plated particles will form chains and respond to an alternating electric current by expanding by roughly 36 percent. This means that the particle chains expand and contract predictably as the current switches rapidly on and off.

This expansion and contraction is similar to the behavior of muscles. The human heart, for example, pumps blood because the muscles that surround the heart expand and contract rhythmically.

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