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Post-doctoral researcher Shuailong Zhang and Professor Aaron Wheeler have designed microrobots – depicted on the screens behind them – that can be used in conjunction with optoelectronic tweezers to manipulate cell material (photo by Dan Haves/University of Toronto)
Researchers use tiny microrobots to ‘scoop up,’ transport and deliver cell material

July 9, 2019

Researchers from the University of Toronto have demonstrated a novel and non-invasive way to manipulate cells through microrobotics.…
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells

June 7, 2019

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called…
Scientists are developing nano-submarines for drug delivery

May 27, 2019

Treating diseases on cellular level is extremely difficult because of the microscopic scale. It is especially true for…
How to mass produce cell-sized robots

October 24, 2018

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at…
Cell-sized robots can sense their environment

July 24, 2018

Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store…
Cell-like Nanorobots Clear Bacteria and Toxins From Blood

May 31, 2018

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed tiny ultrasound-powered robots that can swim through blood,…
Manipulation of Artificial Magnetic Nanorobots inside a Living cell

April 23, 2018

Recently artificial micro/nanorobots has gained an immense interest in medical applications, like, targeted drug deliver, nano sensing, therapeutics,…
These micro-robots do the breaststroke

March 23, 2018

What are those tiny spheres doing as they move across that slide? They’re doing the breaststroke. Rice University…
DNA Nanorobots Successfully Kill Tumours in Mice

February 21, 2018

Detailing their findings in a study published on 12 February in the journal Nature Biotechnology, an international group…
Millirobot with a talent for versatility of movement

February 2, 2018

Tiny robots need not fear obstacle courses in the future: Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent…
Magnetic algae robots could revolutionize drug delivery and diagnostics

November 25, 2017

A small surgery is still a surgery and no one likes those. Doctors try avoiding them whenever possible,…
Robot made from Algae can Travel through the Body with the help of Magnets

November 24, 2017

Routine medical procedures like surgery and drug therapy can be immensely useful in some ways, but rather damaging…
Exoskeleton system allows one robot to perform a large variety of functions

October 9, 2017

Robots are extremely useful and have virtually unlimited potential. Nano robots will be very useful in medicine, industry…
New generation of laser-controlled micro-robots

May 16, 2016

Researchers from DTU Fotonik have become the first in the world to integrate multiple well-known technologies in a…
Tiny robotic hands could improve cancer diagnostics, drug delivery

February 5, 2015

Many people imagine robots today as clunky, metal versions of humans, but scientists are forging new territory in…
Microrobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells

October 14, 2014

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are…
Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor

June 10, 2014

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest,…
Update: Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission

April 23, 2014

  Wyss Institute Core Faculty member William Shih and Technology Development Fellow Steven Perrault explain why DNA nanodevices…
Cloaked DNA nanodevices survive pilot mission

April 23, 2014

Successful foray opens door to virus-like DNA nanodevices that could diagnose diseased tissues and manufacture drugs to treat…
The Fantastic Voyage of Nanoswimmers

January 23, 2014

Resembling a scene from the 1960s sci-fi movie, “Fantastic Voyage,” a shrunken crew of researchers journeys through a human…
DNA nanorobots find and tag cellular targets

August 8, 2013

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created…
One step toward the dream of surgical nanomachines

June 27, 2013

Realization of “surgical nanomachines”, proposed by physicist Richard Feynman, is undoubtedly one of the ultimate scientific challenges. Such…
RAPIRO wants to spread joy of robots with Raspberry Pi

June 26, 2013

The Raspberry Pi is a computing milestone as a very low-priced computing device running Linux; now a Japanese…
Nano-machines for ‘bionic proteins’

February 18, 2013

Physicists of the University of Vienna together with researchers from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences…
New method measures movements of tiny devices-at every step

October 17, 2012

One of the challenges of making microscopic and nano-scale objects is the ability to determine the exact location,…
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