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Microbiorobotics by Julius Agung, Edward Steager, Minjun Kim

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Perspectives and Outlook

The study of biological organisms and their templates as inspiration for technology of microbiorobots is not the first of its kind. We have burdock burrs to thank for the invention of Velcro. Gecko feet have also served as a base for robots that can scale vertical glass surfaces. There is always a bridge between any idea and a final product, which may encompass research, development, and manufacturing. For some ideas, like Velcro, the crossing of this path may be short and direct. This bridge for microbiorobotics is neither short nor direct, as our base understanding of microbiorobots and their biological equivalents is still expanding. This is not to say that there have not been glimpses of successful products, as there ...

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