Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:10 PM Crabtastic! Adorable robotic crab tinier than a FLEA can bend, twist, crawl and ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:10 PM Crabtastic! Adorable robotic crab tinier than a FLEA can bend, twist, crawl and ... trends now
Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:10 PM Crabtastic! Adorable robotic crab tinier than a FLEA can bend, twist, crawl and ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 07:10 PM Crabtastic! Adorable robotic crab tinier than a FLEA can bend, twist, crawl and ... trends now

An adorable robotic crab has been developed by scientists – but you'll need a magnifying glass if you want to see it.

The tiny bot is inspired by peekytoe crabs and measures just 0.02 inches (0.5mm) wide, making it the smallest ever remote-controlled walking robot.

Despite being smaller than a flea, the robot can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn, and even jump.

Researchers from Northwestern University, who developed the robot, believe the bot could be used to perform a range of tasks in confined spaces.

'You might imagine micro-robots as agents to repair or assemble small structures or machines in industry or as surgical assistants to clear clogged arteries, to stop internal bleeding or to eliminate cancerous tumours — all in minimally invasive procedures,' said Professor John Rogers, who led the project.

An adorable robotic crab has been developed by scientists – but you'll need a magnifying glass if you want to see it

An adorable robotic crab has been developed by scientists – but you'll need a magnifying glass if you want to see it

How could it be used? 

Researchers from Northwestern University, who developed the robot, believe the bot could be used to perform a range of tasks in confined spaces.

'You might imagine micro-robots as agents to repair or assemble small structures or machines in industry or as surgical assistants to clear clogged arteries, to stop internal bleeding or to eliminate cancerous tumours — all in minimally invasive procedures,' said Professor John

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