Because there’s been an influx of miniature-scale robots lately, it shouldn’t come as a surprise the bots are constantly shrinking. Now, a team of researchers has upped the ante on scaling down mechanical creatures with new micron-scale robots. And it’s apparently so easy to produce the tiny bots that the researchers made a million of them.
The team of researchers, led by Assistant Professor Marc Miskin at the University of Pennsylvania, outlined how they built the microscopic robots in a paper recently published in Nature. The researchers specifically highlighted how they were able to build a new class of actuator that works for these 100-micron-long bots.