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"Wet molecular robotics" encompasses design of microscopic agents that exploit self-assembly to sense, compute, and actuate; we explore molecular implementations of biologically inspired "robotic" functions.
Applications of interest include: low-cost, ultrasensitive digital detection, high-throughput, single-molecule identification and structure determination via mechanical interrogation, control over immune polarization for more effective vaccines via nanoparticle adjuvants, nanofabrication via remotely controlled or nonequilibrium self-assembly pathways.
image credit Shelley Wickham
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