Microbot origami can capture, transport single cells

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08/10/2017 08:00 AM EDT

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Researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University have developed a way to assemble and pre-program tiny structures made from microscopic cubes–“microbot origami”–to change their shape when actuated by a magnetic field and then, using the magnetic energy from their environment, perform a variety of tasks–including capturing and transporting single cells.

Full story at https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/08/microbot-origami/

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North Carolina State University

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