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Title: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: Canabots on May 18, 2009, 08:31:44 AM
Nanobots Pushed By Bacteria (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGrjwICjHS0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.botjunkie.com%2F2009%2F05%2F18%2Fnanobots-harness-swarms-of-bacteria-to-move%2F&feature=player_embedded#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Article: http://www.botjunkie.com/2009/05/18/nanobots-harness-swarms-of-bacteria-to-move/ (http://www.botjunkie.com/2009/05/18/nanobots-harness-swarms-of-bacteria-to-move/)
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: dellagd on May 18, 2009, 02:57:49 PM
how do they make them do that?
I hope it isn't mind control.
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: SmAsH on May 18, 2009, 03:15:35 PM
hah, mind control over bacteria!
why would mind control be bad dellagd?
they have to manipulate them somehow...
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: Canabots on May 18, 2009, 03:20:46 PM
According to the article, it's an external computer which controls the bacteria. The robots send a signal to the computer to say it's found a high pH level or something... :P

Though I find the interface interesting...how to they do it? :)
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: dellagd on May 19, 2009, 06:51:39 AM
well, mind control, I just hope they don't figure out how to do it on humans...
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: galannthegreat on May 19, 2009, 11:14:39 AM
Maybe different electrical signals means different movements, shock therapy/treatment?
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: SmAsH on May 19, 2009, 02:24:43 PM
well mind control would have to be tailored to a specific human right?
i mean, everyones brain is different...
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: Admin on May 30, 2009, 03:23:51 PM
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The bacteria themselves are quite interesting. They produce their own magnetite crystals, which they use to navigate along the Earth’s magnetic field lines looking for nice places to live. They can somehow tell which way they’re going, and they also respond to light, persistently swimming parallel to magnetic field lines when illuminated. It looks like this is how such precise motion is achieved: by changing magnetic fields and illumination, the external computer is able to direct the bacteria exactly where to go.
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: jakx12 on May 30, 2009, 03:25:47 PM
that is SO cool  ;D
Title: Re: NanoBots Move Using Bacteria Swarms
Post by: Canabots on June 02, 2009, 07:53:22 PM
Ah, yes Admin, I just noticed, if you pay attention, there is a light that always changes position and it almost seems like the bacteria are following it. That must be how it is controlled ;)