Artificial micro-swimmer, 3d printed and micro moulded (VIDEO)

These microscopic robots can swim through your eyeball fluids. Our bodies contain viscous liquids that can grow thicker or thinner, and the scallop swimming method of moving backwards and forwards is the best way to move through those liquids.

The micro-scallops don’t require battery power either – they are propelled towards their target area using an external magnetic field. A team led by Prof. Peer Fischer from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany has developed this artificial micro-swimmer, called “micro-scallop”.