Microrobots that mimic bacterial movement
Microrobots are miniaturised robots that are extremely promising for various medical applications including minimally invasive surgical procedures, as an alternative to colonoscopy or for drug delivery. However, there are significant challenges associated with their powering. The EU-funded IMIPORU project proposes to generate microrobots that transform acoustic waves into controllable motion. Researchers will exploit ultrasound transducers to generate microrobots that can respond to hydrodynamics like flagellated bacteria. These autonomous microrobots will be capable of tactic behaviour, while their hydrogel-based composition will further endow them with the capacity to interact with the biological environment.
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF
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