The future is amazing.
A new way of using nanorobots has been discovered thanks to the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), a method that could help surgeons perform complex medical tasks.
The research, announced Thursday, is led by associate professor Zhang Li at the university’s Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. Inspired by flocks of birds and schools of fish, Zhang’s team used a magnetic field to control the nanobots’ movements and implement swarm behaviours. You can see them in action in the video below:
The nanobots, millions of magnetic nanoparticles, can change their form to whatever environment they’re interacting with. They can reportedly extend, shrink, split and merge, in their swarm.