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World's smallest house built using nanorobotics


Posted on Saturday, 19 May, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

The house was constructed in a 300-by-300-micrometer area. Image Credit: FEMTO-ST Institute
Scientists in France have created a house so small that not even a mite would be able to fit through the door.
The nanoscopic construction was created as a proof-of-concept by a nanorobotics team at the Femto-ST Institute in Besancon, France using a microbotics system known as the µRobotex nanofactor.

The microhouse was put together using ion guns (via gas injection), electron beams and a number of finely-controlled tiny robots within a large vacuum chamber at the facility.

First, a layer of silica was laid down on the tip of a cut optical fiber that measured less than the width of a human hair. The ion beam was then used to cut out the shape of the walls and windows.
By cutting and scoring in exactly the right places, just enough force was created to cause the walls to fold upwards to form the shape of the house.

The gas injection system was then used to fix the pieces together.

The team is now hoping to create an even smaller object that can fit through one of the windows.

Source: Digital Journal | Comments (6)

Tags: House, Nanotechnology

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by XenoFish on 19 May, 2018, 18:33
That would be cozy if I was ant-man.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Guyver on 19 May, 2018, 22:33
This is interesting.  I understand very little of it.  Sigh.  
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 20 May, 2018, 6:41
I think its roof needs new shingles.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 20 May, 2018, 12:02
IBM's Atom Boy has a place to stay now
Comment icon #5 Posted by Dark_Grey on 20 May, 2018, 15:25
Why did it have to be done in a vacuum?
Comment icon #6 Posted by WolfHawk on 25 May, 2018, 5:17
Now THIS is taking the


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