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There likely aren't many occasions when you'd want to swallow a tiny robot. But what if such an ingestible bot could be put to work inside your body, targeting a foreign object or patching up an internal wound, before decomposing without a trace?
The Harvard Microrobotics Lab that developed the insect-sized drone has given it the ability to perch. This allows it to conserve energy. Small drones have been hampered by power supply issues in the past.
Scientists have created the world's tiniest practical engines, and these light-powered machines could one day power microscopic robots small enough to enter living cells, the researchers say.