Robotic contact lenses invented whose refraction is controlled by eye movements

Can This Bionic Lens Give You Smart Vision? New soft contact lenses allow the user to zoom in and out of objects by controlling their refractive index with eye movements or double blinking. Most soft robotics devices are manually controlled or preprogrammed to perform certain actions. However, researchers at the University of California have invented […]

Engineers invented acoustically controlled microrobots

Engineers invented acoustically controlled microrobots Researchers have developed microscopic remote-controlled mechanical devices whose motors are powered  ultrasound. They can find many uses in medicine.. Using 3-D nanoprinting technology, engineers at the École Polytechnique de lausanne have created tiny, cage-sized soft capsules made entirely of biocompatible hydrogel. Their key elements are acoustic micromotors and mechanisms that […]