November 12, 2014
University of Michigan (UM) researchers have developed chains of self-assembling particles that could serve as electrically activated muscles that could move microbots (microscopic robots).
These microbots could come in handy in medicine, manufacturing, and other areas. But there are several challenges, like building the microbots and making them mobile.
For the mobile part, Michael Solomon, a UM professor of chemical engineering, and his group started with particles with… read more