The MIT milli-motein is based on a protein molecule seen here in simulation
Diagram of the magnet assembly of the MIT milli-motein
Magnet assembly of the MIT milli-motein
The MIT milli-motein
Exploded view of the MIT milli-motein
An MIT team is developing a robot that has the potential to become possibly the most versatile machine ever. Referred to by the team as the "robotic equivalent of a Swiss Army knife,” the milli-motein robot is made up of a chain of tiny modules each containing a new type of motor that can be used to form the chain into various shapes. This shape-changing capability could lead to the creation of robots that dynamically change their form to suit the task at hand.
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