Microbot origami can capture, transport single cells

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 07:32 in Physics & Chemistry

Researchers have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes -- 'microbot origami' -- to change their shape when actuated by a magnetic field and then, using the magnetic energy from their environment, perform a variety of tasks -- including capturing and transporting single cells.

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