World's smallest robot worm in plastic tube

World's smallest robot worm in plastic tube

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Caption: Robot worm. View of the world's smallest artificial worm inside a plastic tube. This tiny robot's movement was based on that of a snail. It consists of three sections, and moves forwards or backwards by moving one section at a time. The robo-worm measures around 16 millimetres in length. Robots such as this could be used for cleaning small pipes, and may even find uses within the human body. The robo-worm could be used to inspect and repair the inside of human blood vessels, facilitating complicated vascular surgery. The robo-worm has been developed by Dr Detlef Riemer and his team at the Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany.

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