Marc Miskin, assistant professor of electronic engineering and systems at the University of Pennsylvania, developed the nanoparticle techniques with his professor Itai Cohen and Paul McEuen and researcher Alejandro Cortese during post-doctoral research at Cornell University. For several years, they developed a method for turning four-inch specialized silicon wafers into a million tiny robot in small weeks, as shown in a wonderful video video where they can be seen moving around under a microscope. Professor Miskin with Express.co.uk said: “The age of nanotechnology is now at some stage here – this is the real deal.
“The silicon conductors industry is reducing everything and this is the next step. ”
As a result, he and his colleagues could now handle material at the molecular level, and using the sophisticated tools available to him, Marc takes between two and three weeks to blame one automaton
Each single robot has four feet, which are only 100 thick atoms, and are made of platinum and titanium dimensions, or, respectively, graphite. This leaves the platinum to grow in the foot. T , as long as the titanium is rigid, leaving the limbs to move.
The git robots are generated because each solar cell puts the front legs or legs back or back together.
Professor Miskin said: “Everyone is about three or five times more than human hair.
“You can add one million of them to a four-inch silicon slices.
“The legs are super strong. Each robot carries a body 1,000 times closer and weights about 8,000 times more than each leg. ”
As scientists specializing in electrical engineering, Mr Miskin will not be directly responsible for developing potential applications for new technology – but because of them
For example, they could be used to deliver drugs. or mapping the human brain, he said.
He also suggested that billionaire space flight entrepreneur Elon B&M might be interested in Musk – talking about a colony on Mars at the moment – saying: “It is suggested that the major problem with robots was its size, and that they should really do little in their place, which could work for space exploration. ”
There were also potential benefits from a renewable energy point of view, Professor, Miskin.
Robots could be used as a “caretaker” for lithium batteries to prevent them
He said: “This is a very exciting thing that we are not yet limiting to this – we can push this thing further.
“Fifty years ago computers were on top table size – now we can get 100 million of these robots for one. ”