Robots: Bacteria-Propelled Microrobots

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Robots: Bacteria-Propelled Microrobots
« on: August 29, 2008, 12:12:11 PM »
Robots: Bacteria-Propelled Microrobots

In the new episode of the Robots podcast Metin Sitti, director of CMU's Nanorobotics Lab, presents a
bacteria-propelled micro-robot. Sitti explains how it is possible to
harness a robot to a living organism and discusses the challenges involved.
He also shares plans on extending the robot's capabilities. Future
versions of the robot are intended to enter the human bloodstream,
urinary tract, cerebrospinal fluid or eyeball cavity for sensing and
highly targeted drug delivery. In a second interview in the same
episode, gastroenterologist Mark Schattner
from New York City's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center gives us an in-depth
view from a medical perspective, discussing both current uses and future
potential of in-body robots.


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