Swimming robotic micro-scallop

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Prof. Peer Fischer and his team at Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany have developed a tiny robotic scallops that can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix damaged cells:

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, a team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they’ve got the perfect design — in the form of scallops so small, they can barely be seen by the naked eye. These micro-robo-scallops move back and forth to swim through blood, eyeball fluids and other liquids inside our body. The scientists believe mimicking the way a true scallop swims is ideal, due to a number of reasons.

Via Engadget.

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