Laser-steering microrobot offers surgeons high-speed precision

Robotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science have developed a laser-steering microrobot in a miniaturized 6 by 16 millimeter package that can be integrated with existing endoscopic tools.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 13, 2021 ~6 min

science-technology harvard-universitys-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering robert-wood endoscopic-tools john-a-paulson-school-for-engineering-and-applied-science laser-steering-microrobot minimally-invasive-surgeries transnasal-operations

Robots with sticky feet can go where humans can’t fit

Researchers have created a micro-robot whose electroadhesive foot pads allow it to climb on vertical and upside-down conductive surfaces, such as the inside walls of a jet engine. Groups of micro-robots could one day be used to inspect complicated machinery and detect safety issues sooner, while reducing maintenance costs.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Dec. 19, 2018 ~8 min

 science-technology  electroadhesion  hamr-e  harvard-ambulatory-micro-robot-with-electroadhesion  harvard-universitys-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  micro-robot  science-robotics

Robots with sticky feet can go where humans can’t fit

Researchers have created a micro-robot whose electroadhesive foot pads allow it to climb on vertical and upside-down conductive surfaces, such as the inside walls of a jet engine. Groups of micro-robots could one day be used to inspect complicated machinery and detect safety issues sooner, while reducing maintenance costs.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Dec. 19, 2018 ~8 min

 science-technology  electroadhesion  hamr-e  harvard-ambulatory-micro-robot-with-electroadhesion  harvard-universitys-wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  micro-robot  science-robotics

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