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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marc Miskin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marc Miskin, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Marc Miskin. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Marc Miskin, often where they are interviewed.

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Tiny Computer Swarms Coming Your Way: Marc Miskin Explains Microbots Technology

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Friction, forces, shears: the game changes when robots get tiny. Marc Miskin brings you to scale on these up-and-coming microrobots and nanorobots for biotechnology. Listen and learn

  • How the rules of physics adjust when the application of robotics goes small,
  • How these factors bring interesting challenges surrounding loss of inertia and other aspects of robot locomotion, and
  • What biomimicry this research entails such as nano flagella and cilia. 

Marc Miskin is an assistant professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and works in a robotic systems lab. He's working on nano machines that may one day soon explore our bodies for medical purposes. The robots are so small that they aren't visible to the eye—think approximately hair width. This field has taken the advances in small computers to small robots, around 70 to 100 microns in size. The forces at this scale are different, of course, and bring in some interesting challenges. When they get tinier, friction, adhesion, and viscosity become the dominant effects and mass takes second stage. Those dominant traits become more important as the area-to-volume ratio becomes large. "It's like everything in your universe is flypaper," he says. What's really interesting is that the electrical aspects remain constant. The voltages and currents are still fixed and electrical interference isn't an issue.

The way they move, to swim or propel, also becomes very different than larger human-sized organisms—they can't rely on mass to keep the momentum going. They use silicon, wires, and metal so that, unlike with biological organisms, they can play around with such materials to address these challenges. However, he assures listeners, these materials fall under "generally recognized as safe," and are low toxicity. Elasticity is also an issue these materials hope to address. They need to create enough movement over a small size that can also be controlled by a signal with a specific voltage size, about 1. They came up with something they call "circuit electric chemical actuators," which basically chemically bonds through electron rearranging to create a force. He explains more interesting challenges in this tiny production model and addresses applications for these microbots in real life, though they are still in proof of concept. They imagine utilizing them when single-cell precision is desired, as with nerve work. 

For more about this work, see his lab's website: seas.upenn.edu/~mmiskin. Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0my

Oct 21 2020 · 29mins
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Tiny robots with giant potential | Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin

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Take a trip down the microworld as roboticists Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin explain how they design and mass-produce microrobots the size of a single cell, powered by atomically thin legs -- and show how these machines could one day be "piloted" to battle crop diseases or study your brain at the level of individual neurons.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins

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Robôs minúsculos com um grande potencial | Paul McEuen, Marc Miskin

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Viaje para o micromundo à medida que os roboticistas Paul McEuen e Marc Miskin explicam como eles desenvolveram e produziram em grande escala microrobôs do tamanho de uma célula, movidos por pernas atomicamente finas, e mostram como estas máquinas poderão um dia "ser pilotadas" para combater doenças agrícolas ou estudar os neurônios do seu cérebro isoladamente.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins
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Petits robots, grand potentiel | Paul McEuen, Marc Miskin

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Voyagez dans le micro-monde : les roboticiens Paul McEuen et Marc Miskin expliquent comment ils conçoivent et produisent en masse des micro-robots de la taille d'une cellule. Ils montrent comment ces machines pourraient un jour être utilisées pour lutter contre les maladies qui touchent les récoltes ou étudier votre cerveau au niveau des neurones eux-mêmes.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins
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거대한 잠재력을 가진 초소형 로봇 | 폴 맥유엔, 마크 미스킨(Paul McEuen, Marc Miskin)

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로봇 공학자 폴 맥유엔, 마크 미스킨과 떠나는 마이크로 세계로의 여행을 통해 원자 단위의 얇은 다리로 움직이는 단일 세포 크기의 마이크로 로봇을 설계하고 대량 생산하는 방법을 설명하고, 미래에 이 기계들을 "조정해서" 농작물 질병에 대항하거나 뉴런 수준에서 여러분의 뇌를 연구하는 방법에 대해 이야기합니다.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins
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Robots diminutos con un gran potencial | Paul McEuen, Marc Miskin

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Haz un viaje por el micromundo mientras los roboticistas Paul McEuen y Marc Miskin explican cómo diseñan y producen en masa microrobots del tamaño de una célula, impulsados por patas de dimensiones atómicas, y muestran como algún día estas máquinas podrían ser "piloteadas" para luchar contra las enfermedades de los cultivos o estudiar las neuronas a nivel individual.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins
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Winzige Roboter mit rießigem Potenzial. | Paul McEuen, Marc Miskin

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Kommen Sie mit auf eine Reise in die Mikrowelt! Die Roboteringenieure Paul McEuen und Marc Miskin erklären, wie sie Mikroroboter so klein wie eine einzige Zelle, angetrieben von atomisch dünnen Beinchen, entwickeln und serienmäßig herstellen -- und sie zeigen wie diese Maschinen eines Tages gesteuert werden könnten, um unsere Ernte von Ungeziefer zu befreien oder Ihr Gehirn auf Neuronenebene zu untersuchen.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins
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Tiny robots with giant potential | Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin

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Take a trip down the microworld as roboticists Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin explain how they design and mass-produce microrobots the size of a single cell, powered by atomically thin legs -- and show how these machines could one day be "piloted" to battle crop diseases or study your brain at the level of individual neurons.
Feb 04 2020 · 13mins