Dec 16, 2019

Discovery reveals tractionless motion is possible

Posted by in categories: physics, robotics/AI

In an article published in Physical Review Letters, Bristol scientists have answered the fundamental question: “Is it possible to move without exerting force on the environment?”, by describing the tractionless self-propulsion of active matter.

Understanding how cells move autonomously is a fundamental question for both biologists and physicists.

Experiments on are commonly done by looking at the motion of a cell on a glass slide under a microscope.

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