Micro Machine Manufacturing

Harvard invents mass production manufacturing technique for micro sized robotics. Video demonstrates their monolithic bee (Mobee) design.

:edit: The following video demonstrates Mobee's flight capabilities. The only thing the design is currently lacking is a pendulum like weight for stable flight. :game:

click here to see Mobee flight tests

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+13 1. DominicanArtist commented 10 years ago

science is my new religion.... :)
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+2 2. Tehnol commented 10 years ago

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+6 3. thorargent commented 10 years ago

Soon enough, the scaffolds will be proteins and nanomaterials and the systems will be powered by light, air, and glucose. Then we will see hoards of nanomachines that can perform tissue repair, surgery, and other operations at the cellular and then molecular levels.
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+25 4. binarybill commented 10 years ago

Does it fly?
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+1 5. kekke2000 commented 10 years ago

#3 They can do stuff to put on the table for CSI Miami. Looks cool and all but no function.
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+3 6. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

One step away from self replicating micro machines
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+2 7. marx0012 commented 10 years ago

#6 o.O here come the replicators...... before you know it we have mechanical spiders walking the planet
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-3 8. xmadxxx commented 10 years ago

how about a flying phone...
cool haaa :D
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+1 9. chronic commented 10 years ago

next thing u no, skynet will take over 8-)
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+1 10. hantif commented 10 years ago

#4 and #5- it is a test-bed for new technology, not a new toy for you. Give them a year or two and these will be flying, probably as surveillance drones.
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+1 11. mircea911 commented 10 years ago

they could try to use a small gyroscope to stabillyse it
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0 12. cyberdevil commented 10 years ago

Cool gadget.