MIT engineers have created a robot the size of a human cell

We all used to represent the robot, if not as high mechanical beings, or at least as something that could be seen with the naked eye. We have already talked about SHRIMP - miniature robotic rescuers from DARPA. But engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) again managed to surprise everyone and introduced a fully autonomous robotic mechanism the size of a human cell.

MIT engineers have created a robot the size of a human cell

According to the edition publication of The Verge, tiny robots can be used not only for the examination of the body and identify pathologies, but also for the diagnosis of a variety of communications. Miniature size helper comparable to the size of human cells. The devices themselves do not need to be recharged, because they are based on semiconductor photodiode. This optical radiation receivers, which convert incident on the photosensitive region of the light into an electric charge. This discharge is sufficient for the operation of electronic circuits, to move and to store information. As stated in the press service of the MIT,

"We want to lay the foundation for a device that can be used for various diagnostic procedures. As in the human body, for example, in the digestive system and in various communication systems. For example, in oil and gas pipelines, distillation structures or in air purification systems. In fact, the principle of using simple: you leave the robot at one end and takes on another, and then analyze the data collected by sensors and sensors. "

MIT engineers have created a robot the size of a human cell