Microrobots Improve Cancer Detection And Advance Toward Microsurgery
Microrobots have myriad healthcare applications. They can detect cancer at the cellular level, or choose the best materials for bone implant coatings. Dr. Cappelleri’s microscale robots represent a new level of sophistication. His magnetically controlled microrobots are fitted with a probe that acts as a micro-force sensor. The probe deforms as it comes into contact with cells and tissues under a microscope, and a camera system measures its deformations to allow researchers to characterize the cells or tissues based on the probe’s known properties. Dr. David Cappelleri's microrobots will also potentially perform micro-surgeries.
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