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Micro levitating bot

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posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 06:20 AM

A newly developed microrobot defies the force of gravity by flying or levitating, powered by a magnetic field. It moves around and dexterously manipulates objects with magnets attached to microgrippers, remotely controlled by a laser-focusing beam. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of Waterloo)

I find this somewhat interesting, looking forward to seeing more of this technology for everyday use,

posted on Apr, 18 2009 @ 03:28 AM
Heh, takes the old hovering bottle trick to a new level doesn't it?

Have any of you seen the "Floating beer-bottle" advertisements they used to have at bars?

In the cap of the beer bottle was a magnet, above the beer bottle was an electromagnet and an optic switch. If the bottle got too close to the electromagnet, it would reduce power, if it got too far, it would increase power.
The result was what appeared to be a hovering beer bottle.
You could even spin it, and it would keep spinning all day because there's no friction to stop it.

I'd see people staring at it for quite some time trying to figure out how it stays in mid-air.

posted on May, 20 2009 @ 12:18 PM
reply to post by johnsky

actually no I have never seen one of those hmmm e_e maybe its before my time I am 25.

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