Tiny robots activated by magnetic fields may be used in future biomedical procedures. Start listening to Audible with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook, plus two Audible Originals free when you go to audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium to 500500
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Dr. Eric Diller, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto
Research Referenced in this video:
T. Xu, J. Zhang, M. Salehizadeh, O. Onaizah and E. Diller, Millimeter-scale flexible robots with programmable three-dimensional magnetization and motions. Science Robotics. 4, eaav4494 (2019).
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