Bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Bacteria-powered microrobots plot a course

Drexel researchers have developed a method for using electric fields to help microscopic bacteria-powered microrobots detect obstacles in their environment and navigate around them to get to their destination.


Photo: the way of a microbot under a microscope

Researchers have developed a way to use electric fields to control microrobots in a fluid and allow them to automatically sense obstacles and adjust their course. The technology could one day be used for drug delivery in the body or building microscopic technology; ©Drexel University