Delicate Surgical Procedures
MORPH is a new material microfabrication process. Fabricating soft materials at this small scale paves the way for medical tasks. The direction the roboticists involved are going, is to a future in which soft, animal-like micro-robots could be safely used in delicate surgical procedures inside the human body. Robots of this scale have been made before, but until now it has not been possible to fabricate multifunctional, flexible robots that operate at smaller size scales.