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Lasers Allow Mass-Producible Microscopic Robots to Walk

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A collaboration led by Cornell University has created mass-producible microscopic robots with semiconductor components that allow them to be controlled and made to walk with laser light and standard electronic signals. The robots are roughly the size of a paramecium and provide a template for building even more complex versions that use silicon-based intelligence, that can be mass-produced, and that may someday travel through human tissue and blood. The project, led by Itai Cohen and Paul McEuen of Cornell and their former postdoctoral researcher Marc Miskin, now an assistant...Read full article

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    Photonics Spectra
    Nov 2020
    GLOSSARY
    microscopic
    Characteristic of an object so small in size or so fine in structure that it cannot be seen by the unaided eye. A microscopic object may be rendered visible when examined under a microscope.
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