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.

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