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Washington State University researchers develops micro-bots

Breakthroughs mark record in size reduction

PULLMAN –– Washington State University (WSU) has achieved a notable milestone by designing the smallest, lightest, and fastest fully functional micro-robots on record.

These miniature insect-like robots, with the mini-bug weighing 8 milligrams and the water strider robot at 55 milligrams, demonstrate a speed of approximately 6 millimeters per second.

Potential applications encompass artificial pollination, search and rescue missions, environmental monitoring, and robotic-assisted surgery.

The ground-breaking aspect of these tiny robots lies in the development of minuscule actuators through an...


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