Bots Learn From Bacteria

Sometimes it’s worth simply facing facts and admitting that nature often has the most elegant solutions to engineering problems, especially at microscopic scales. Australian scientist James Friend certainly thinks so; he’s trying to design tiny robots that can travel through the human body,Fantastic Vovage-style, which is why he has cribbed the idea for a micromotor from something that does the job very effectively already – the E. coli bacterium.

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