EPFL’s Microbots for Better Astrophysics Data

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Robots are helping scientists explore the universe in new ways. EPFL’s microbots are designed to increase the quantity of astrophysics data. They will be used at large-scale telescopes in Chile and the United States. They position optical fibers within a micron.

These robots will be used to automate the positioning of “hundreds of optical fibers which serve to direct the telescopes towards objects in space.”
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