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Worlds smallest robot worm in plastic tube

Robot worm. View of the worlds smallest artificial worm inside a plastic tube. This tiny robots movement was based on that of a snail. It consists of three sections, and moves forwards or backwards by moving one section at a time. The robo-worm measures around 16 millimetres in length. Robots such as this could be used for cleaning small pipes, and may even find uses within the human body. The robo-worm could be used to inspect and repair the inside of human blood vessels, facilitating complicated vascular surgery. The robo-worm has been developed by Dr Detlef Riemer and his team at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany

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Robot Robotic Tube Worm


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This print showcases the incredible world of robotics with a close-up view of the world's smallest artificial worm housed inside a transparent plastic tube. Created by Dr Detlef Riemer and his team at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany, this tiny robot worm measures an astonishing 16 millimetres in length. Inspired by the movement of snails, this remarkable creation consists of three sections that enable it to move forward or backward by manipulating one section at a time. Beyond its mesmerizing appearance, this robo-worm holds immense potential for various applications. With its miniature size and flexible design, robots like these could revolutionize tasks such as cleaning small pipes or even venturing into uncharted territories within the human body. Imagine a future where this robotic marvel is utilized to inspect and repair intricate blood vessels during complex vascular surgeries. The possibilities are endless as scientists continue to explore how these innovative creations can benefit humanity. This groundbreaking development not only highlights the cutting-edge technology behind robotics but also underscores our relentless pursuit to enhance medical procedures and improve overall healthcare outcomes. Captured by Science Photo Library, this image serves as a testament to human ingenuity and scientific progress in pushing boundaries beyond imagination. It invites us all to ponder upon the limitless potential that lies within these minuscule yet mighty robotic wonders.

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