DNA robots: Nano-spiders gearing to enter our bodies for good

A team of researchers Columbia University have developed spider robots that measure only four nanometres across (100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair). These microscopic robots are created out of DNA molecules which are good for chores like walking, turning and can even create tiny products of their own on a nano-scale track. These robots done at the molecular level are programmed DNA-walkers, which are created with legs to walk around two-dimensional landscapes autonomously. The spider bots respond like the elementary robots moving about slowly, like 100 nanometers in 30 minutes to an hour. These robots are a significant step in the field of molecular robotics, which may be juvenile today, but would someday grow with bots like these holding important medical applications.

molecular spider bots
molecular spider bots

Via: DailyMail

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