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Nanobot Travels inside Human Cells - Medical/Robotic Innovation

Controlled by "Magnetic Tweezers" Source:  University of Toronto's Magnetic Tweezers Controlling New Nanobot Bot 100 Times Smaller Than Width of Human Hair This medical breakthrough is from a team of roboticists at the University of Toronto.  They've developed a tiny, magnetic nanobot - a nano-bead - that can explore inside a human cell. The  nanobot is precisely controlled by what the team calls "magnetic tweezers" while inside a living human cell.  The control is 3 dimensional and the precision is unprecedented. The nanobot is 100 times smaller than the width of a human hair. Great Potential The technology has already been used to study the properties and structure of cancer cells.  It may lead to new treatment methods and diagnoses.  The magnetic control through the tweezers enables the nanobot to make much more precise movements without damaging the cells. Twenty Year Robotic Journey Members of the U Toronto team have been building robots t