1 min readScientists have built an army of 1M micro robots that can fit inside a hypodermic needle

What practical use can you imagine for this new development?

In this August 2020 article published by CNET, author Jackson Ryan **reports on a new technology developed by researchers at the Cornell University in New York.

According to a paper published by the journal Nature, a team of roboticists have been able to develop an army of invisible robots which are less than 0.1mm in size. The robots can be controlled by shining a laser on the light-sensitive circuits located on their backs. The power source for these devices are located externally.

MIT researchers Allan Brooks and Michael Strano note that the mini robots are “a stepping stone for future devices that can work autonomously”. At present, the mini robots have no practical application, but the researchers say that this could change as “‘their capabilities could rapidly evolve’ and suggest that future production costs could be ‘less than a penny per robot’, making them a valuable ally in the battle against disease”.

Editor’s Note: Some time ago, we have heard of “conspiracy theories” wherein vaccine manufacturers can utilize mini robots to record the internal activity of the body, and send such information to remote servers where it can be analyzed. People laughed at the idea. The development of these invisible robots has shown us that this “theory” may be possible after all.

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