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Physicists Breed Mighty Micro-bots

Posted September 13, 2011 10:32 AM by Baxter

As this article's videos demonstrate, a team of physicists has developed a fleet of micro-bots to do their bidding. These robots can lift objects much larger than themselves. For example, asters, as the scientists call them, can pick up objects four times their weight. The robots are just a half a millimeter wide, are suspended between two liquids, and can be assembled and controlled using an alternating magnetic field.

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