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A robot doesn't have to big, powerful and terrifying to be worthwhile, and many people are working on miniature machines that are just as cool. Some of these endeavors show promise in medicine, but there are plenty of potential uses for microbots, especially when you can persuade a swarm of them t

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They may not be \"robots\" as most have come to expect, but these so-called microrobots developed by a team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa do have at least one thing in common with many of their mechanical counterparts: lasers. As IEEE Spectrum reports, the bots themselves are

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Remember the LANDroids initiative, which resulted in iRobot scoring a $2.5 million contract to create tiny, miniaturized bots that could crawl through battlefields and your nightmares? The company is showing off the early fruits of that contract, the Ember microbot, which is so small it slipped ent

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South Korean telecom firm KTF has just announced a cleaning robot which can be controlled by a 3G cellphone. The robot -- called the CW100 -- was built in collaboration with Microbot, and is a \"smart\" vacuum (much like a Roomba). The CW100 uses an onboard video camera to send live images of what it

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South Korean telecom firm KTF has just announced a cleaning robot which can be controlled by a 3G cellphone. The robot -- called the CW100 -- was built in collaboration with Microbot, and is a \"smart\" vacuum (much like a Roomba). The CW100 uses an onboard video camera to send live images of what it

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Researchers at Monash University in Australia have developed a piezoelectric motor that's 0.25 mm wide, which they claim is 70% smaller than the smallest design out there. The Proteus motor, named after Fantastic Voyage's microscopic vessel, uses an E. coli-like flagellum to swim through the bloods

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While we've seen a microbot that crawls across hearts, a new creature has been developed by gurus at Chonnam National University in South Korea that actually gets its energy from the heart. Reportedly, the team created the robot by \"growing heart muscle tissue from a rat onto tiny robotic skeletons

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