6 Sep 2007


From Our Changing World, 9:06 pm on 6 September 2007

Inspired by Isaac Asimov's science fiction classic, Fantastic Voyage, researchers at Monash University are developing technology for a free-swimming microrobot, smaller than a millimetre in diameter, designed to be injected into the human body.

The robot will eventually be able to record images or perform surgery in blood vessels that are far too small to reach with a catheter.