Aquatic robots can remove contaminant particles from water

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Scientists have developed a 1cm by 1cm wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water. Apart from cleaning, this soft robot could be also used in medical diagnostic devices by aiding in picking up and transporting specific cells for analysis.

Associated journal article: Marina Pilz da Cunha, Harkamaljot S. Kandail, Jaap M. J. den Toonder, Albert P. H. J. Schenning. “An artificial aquatic polyp that wirelessly attracts, grasps, and releases objects.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020; 117 (30): 17571 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004748117

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