The answer is in the fact that the forces that dominate at a larger scale, are no longer dominating at the millimeter scale. Inertia and weight become insignificant. Oppositely, adhesion forces become dominant and transform water into a cement floor under the moving insect.
They impact everything from its movement among our cells to interactions with materials, to micro-fabrication and micro-assembly. Everything has to be thought through that lens.
This has led the passionate researchers at Robeauté to study micro-organisms and to custom micro-fabrication processes and micro-assembly techniques that today are part of the company’s unique knowhow.
Microrobots have not yet entered the operating room because technology and fabrication techniques were not evolved enough to meet the medical requirements. Today this has changed.
A technology that can navigate the brain with minimal invasiveness while collecting information to help physicians better cure patients carries tremendous potential.