Friday, July 10, 2009
This Is How a Robot Will Crawl Through Your Veins
Virob will twitch through your circulatory system performing microsurgery; a fantastically creepy voyage
There's something magnificently creepy about this tiny bot, just one millimeter wide, developed at Israel's Technion University. Maybe it's the resemblance to a twitching tick or flea, or the fact that it's so small there could be insectile bots all around you right now and you'd hardly notice. (The robot, called Virob, has no internal power source--it derives its power from external magnetic fields.
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