The milliDelta Bot is a Powerful and Precise Tiny Robot

 - Jan 23, 2018
References: iflscience & engadget
The milliDelta bot is the latest innovation in the realm of tiny robots and is gearing up to join the world of microsurgery. Developed by Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, this tiny robot is small enough to fit in a coin purse and can do more at incredible and precise speeds. Inspired by pop-up books and origami, the milliDelta bot folds to be even more compact with its sports-flexible joints and piezoelectric actuators that allow it to work with both force, precision and incredible speed.

While the robot has not yet been used in surgical procedures, the creators claim its ability in such realms. The milliDelta bot was developed using a technique called microelectromechanical systems (MEMS, which allows for complex structure from flat materials). The milliDelta bot is still a work in progress, as creators are still looking to refine its specs and add additional power and control electronics.