Feb 27, 2023

First-of-its-kind gecko robot could one day help doctors in surgeries

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, robotics/AI

“Nature is a great source of inspiration, and nanotechnology is an exciting way to apply its lessons.”

A small robot that could one day help doctors perform surgery was inspired by the incredible grasping ability of geckos and the efficient motion of inchworms.

What is GeiwBot, the soft robot in healthcare?

University of Waterloo.

The new robot, created by engineers at the University of Waterloo, moves on any surface-even up walls and over ceilings-by tapping into the ultraviolet (UV) light and magnetic force technologies. Better yet, it’s the first of its kind to operate without an external power source, allowing for remote control and versatility in hard-to-reach areas.

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