They’re as tiny as a human hair. They’re robots. And they’re being produced at the University of Louisville robotics lab to do intricate surgery, break up cholesterol in your blood stream or manufacturer the tiniest parts for cell phones.
“The vision is in the near future we will be using so-called wafer scale microfactories,” said Dan Popa, UofL’s robotics team leader and a professor in the Speed School of Engineering. “On this wafer, there will be a ton of microbots similar to a factory. Instead of producing cars, they’ll be producing nanotechnology products.”
Each of the microchips holds several microbots and Popa believes they can be used for several purposes, especially in health care. Check out the full story: