Video: Computer-controlled bacteria build a miniature pyramid

from PopSci:

By using a computer-controlled magnetic field, the researchers turned the bacteria into fully-compliant biological nanorobots.

The trick was using a type of microbe known as magnetotactic bacteria. These critters have little internal compasses, and will follow the pull of a magnetic field. By manipulating a magnetic field, the researchers tricked the bacteria into forming a giant, computer-controlled swarm.

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One response to “Video: Computer-controlled bacteria build a miniature pyramid

  1. Pingback: Computer-Controlled Swarm of Bacteria Builds Tiny Pyramid | Technoccult

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