We all used to represent the robots if you don’t like the big mechanical creatures, at least as something that could be seen with the naked eye. We have already talked about SHRIMP — miniature robots rescuers from DARPA. But engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) once again managed to surprise everyone and presented a fully Autonomous robotic mechanisms of a human cell.
As reports the edition of the Verge, tiny robots can be used not only for examination and detection of pathologies, but also for the diagnosis of various communications. Size miniature assistants is comparable to the size of human cells. The devices themselves do not need to be recharged, since they are based on photodiode semiconductors. It is the receivers of optical radiation, which convert them trapped in the photosensitive region of the light into an electric charge. This discharge enough for electronic circuits, to move and to store information. As stated in the press service of MIT
“We want to lay the groundwork for devices that can be used for various diagnostic procedures. As in the human body, for example, in the digestive system and various communication systems. For example, in the oil and gas pipelines, distillation structures or in air purification systems. In fact, the principle of use is simple: you leave the robot on one end and a pick on the other, then analyze the information collected with sensors and sensors.”