Swarms of air-bubble microrobots with laser engines could assemble live cells (w/ video)

from GizMag


16:08 May 22, 2012

Building robots out of bubbles is an intriguing idea in its own right, but propelling them with lasers is just plain crazy. The bubble microrobots, devised by the researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, have no mechanical parts whatsoever, but can nevertheless be manipulated with very high precision. Combined into complex robotic systems, they could potentially be used to assemble larger objects, such as biological cells. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

One of the microrobots can be seen in action in the video below.

Source: University of Hawaii via ieee spectrum

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