Medical Micro-robots Made As Small As Bacteria

Ever see the 60’s sci-fi movie “Fantastic Voyage”?  A team of humans are shrunk down to the size of microbes in order to do delicate surgery on some really important person’s brain.

Well some sharp researchers at ETH Zurich have made what are called “Artificial Bacterial Flagella” or ABFs to mimic E. Coli bacteria. “They were invented, manufactured and enabled to swim in a controllable way by researchers in the group led by Bradley Nelson, Professor at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH Zurich.”

Pretty cool idea.   Read more here.


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