Journal of Materials Chemistry article featured in Chemistry World: Graphene robot has some smooth moves

 
A remote controlled graphene-based robot that picks up an object, moves it to a desired location and then drops it, has been developed by scientists in China. The robot could be used to perform surgery that is not easily done by hand.

Yi Xie at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, and colleagues made the robot by combining an actuator,  a device that converts energy into motion, with an electronic device, which responds to infrared light to curl and uncurl to pick up and drop objects. Interested to know more? Read the full article in Chemistry World here…

Large-area graphene realizing ultrasensitive photothermal actuator with high transparency: new prototype robotic motions under infrared-light stimuli
Changzheng Wu, Jun Feng, Lele Peng, Yong Ni, Haiyi Liang, Linhui He and Yi Xie
J. Mater. Chem., 2011
DOI: 10.1039/c1jm13311j

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