MIT Nano-Walker

Posted 24 May 2001 at 15:56 UTC by steve Share This

New Scientist is carrying a story about Sylvain Martel's work at the MIT Bio-Instrumentation Lab. Martel is working on Nano-robotics and has developed something he calls a Nano-Walker. The Nano- Walker is a 12mm autonomous robot with three Piezo-ceramic legs that can carry a variety of sensors including a scanning tunneling microscope. The tiny robots will be used for inspection and measurement systems.

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