MicroFish – 3D printed fish-shaped microrobots

UC San Diego nanoengineers developed 3D printed fish-shaped microrobots that are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. Researchers hope to create “smart” microrobots that have diverse capabilities such as detoxification, drug delivery and, eventually, develop surgical microrobots.

3D-Printed Artificial Microfish
Wei Zhu, Jinxing Li, Yew J. Leong, Isaac Rozen, Xin Qu, Renfeng Dong, Zhiguang Wu, Wei Gao, Peter H. Chung, Joseph Wang, Shaochen Chen
Department of NanoEngineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201501372