Mark Miskin, associate professor of electrical engineering and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, has developed nanotechnology techniques with his colleagues, Professors Itayi Cohen and Paul McEwan and researcher Alejandro Cortez during a doctoral program at Cornell University. Over the past few years, they have developed a method of transforming a four-inch specialized silicon wafer into a million tiny robots in a few weeks, as evidenced by the wonderful video clips in which they can be seen moving under a microscope. Professor Miskin told Express.co.uk: "The age of nanotechnology is now, to a certain extent, a genuine agreement."
"The industry of silicon conductors thumbeth everything, and this is the next step. "
As a result, he and his colleagues could now manipulate the substance at the molecular level, and, using the complex tools that it has at its disposal, Mark will need two to three weeks to make one million miniature machines
Each A separate robot has four legs, which have a thickness of only 100 atoms, and which are made of bichlor of platinum and titanium, or alternately, of graphene.
Researchers The laser is lit on one of the solar elements of the robot to nourish it.
This leads to the expansion of the platinum in the leg, while the titanium remains rigid in turn, causing the bend of the limb.
The procession is generated, since each solar cell causes another reduction or relaxation of the anterior or posterior legs.
Prof. Miskin added: "Each of them has about three to four times more human hair.
million of them on a four-inch silicon plate. It's pretty unbelievable.
"The legs are very strong. Each robot carries a body that is 1000 times thicker and weighs about 8,000 times more than each leg. "
As scientists specializing in electrical engineering, Mr. Miskin will not be directly responsible for developing possible applications for the new technology – for example, they can be used to deliver drugs or map the human brain," he said.
He also offered the entrepreneur a billionaire space flight Elon. Musk, who is now building a colony on Mars, may be interested in them, saying: "It was suggested that the big problem with robots is their size and that they should be really small and not work for space exploration" [19659002
The works can be used as "caretakers" for lithium batteries to prevent their transition.
He said: "It's really interesting that we do not put the limits of it so far – we can push this up further"
years ago, computers were the size of the desktop – now we can get 100 million of these robots on one. "