Embodied intelligence weaves a better future

Microrobots can interact intelligently with their environment and complete specific tasks by well-designed incorporation of responsive materials. Recent work demonstrates how swarms of microbots with specifically tuned surface chemistry can remove a hormone pollutant from a solution by coalescing it into a web.

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Fig. 1: Chemically programmable microrobots weaving a web from hormones.


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Jin, D., Zhang, L. Embodied intelligence weaves a better future. Nat Mach Intell 2, 663–664 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-020-00250-6

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