Graphene Cytobot
Graphene Cytobot
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Graphene Cytobot

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updatedMar 26, 2021
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An intracellular robotic micromanipulator made from Graphene Quantum Dots (GDQs) that are interfaced with single bacterial spores.
An intracellular robotic micromanipulator made from Graphene Quantum Dots (GDQs) that are interfaced with single bacterial spores.

This bio-electromechanical device is created when Graphene Quantum Dots (GDQs) are interfaced with single bacterial spores. This technology uses the cell's nanoarchitecture and micromachinery to fabricate highly responsive cell-driven devices, creating nano/bio interfaces with spores. Within a network of GQDs chemically-secured on a spore, a specific electron-tunneling modulation and force drive sporal hydraulics, allowing for the microstructure's responsiveness.

Gender Equality

Challenges

  • The high cost of these biorobots may be a limiting factor for their use on female-headed farms.

Opportunities

  • It could support areas affected by the climate crisis and give more options for land use for women, thus leading to a higher presence of women in the rural sector.

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