4-mi­crom­e­ter nanobot

Popular Science - - TALES FROM THE FIELD -

LOUIS RO­GOWSKI, ME­CHAN­I­CAL EN­GI­NEER­ING PH.D. STU­DENT AT SOUTH­ERN METHODIST UNIVER­SITY

We use a mag­netic field to pro­pel each bac­terium-size me­chan­i­cal swim­mer through blood ves­sels or tis­sues. With this tech­nique, we’d like to cre­ate nanobots for surgery or tar­geted drug de­liv­ery.

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