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Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:33:12 PM »
I can't get the video on Youtube so you'll have to go to this page to see it. Anyway, very cool stuff considering that you could be looking at it and not even knowing.
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 09:55:20 AM »
Convieniently linking to your own site... ;)

Here you go, no thanks
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 02:44:31 PM »
Well, keep up the work guys.... maybe add some IR rangefinders and some wheels?  ;D
Seriously, this is really amazing stuff! Maybe this team could hook up with the Mergatroids.  :P
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 03:21:55 PM »
I've put embedded youtube videos in topics before, it just wasn't available yet.  ;)
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 03:46:16 PM »
Very cool, but I'm sad they don't explain the actual physics behind what is going on.  How are the robots moving?  What is the control interface?  What are the robots made of?

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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 12:11:31 PM »
That was crazy. We have entered a new world now. How do I know those things are not in the soda I was just drinking and will control my mind when I go to sleep tonight?
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 11:48:06 AM »
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These have been around for years, and most people would argue they aren't actually robots.

They have no control center, no internal power, and no built in sensors.

They work by using energy supplied to a very special surface at high frequency using tons of large scale external devices. The 'robot' is just a carefully shaped stick.

Its like having a crumb on your desk, blowing on it, then calling it a robot cause it moves :P
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2008, 07:04:16 AM »
So there were no tiny robots in my soft drink yesterday?
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Re: Micro-robots dance on a less than 1 millimeter stage
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2008, 04:23:09 PM »
nope, just bugs.

So its just a modified RFID tag? Less cool then it appears, but to get them to work on things is pretty neat. Although all they did in the video was clump together.
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