Medical Robotics

Remote Robo-Flagellum to Swim in Humans

Posted 19 Dec 2006 at 16:07 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Development of a microscopic motor to propel tiny robots capable of swimming through the human body is the goal of Australian's Monash University's mechanical engineering lab. The piezoelectric motor will drive a rotor connected to whip-like propellers modeled after the flagellum of E. coli bacterium. Travel throughout the bloodstream, even into the brain, will be under the remote control of a Doctor.

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

13 May 2017 mwaibel (Master)
30 Apr 2017 AI4U (Observer)
30 Mar 2017 shimniok (Journeyer)
25 Feb 2017 steve (Master)
16 Aug 2016 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
9 Jul 2016 evilrobots (Observer)
27 Jun 2016 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
2 May 2016 motters (Master)
6 Nov 2015 wedesoft (Master)
10 Sep 2015 svo (Master)
X
Share this page