Professor Christopher Levey Explains the Big Leaps Behind a Micro Device
By Adrienne Mongan
Photographs by John Sherman
HOW SMALL?: When placed on a penny and viewed through a microscope, the microrobot looks like a blue hair on Lincoln’s chin.
Last year Dartmouth made headlines around the globe for a tiny innovation: the world’s smallest untethered mobile robot. A joint project between Dartmouth computer scientists and Thayer School engineers, the microrobot was created in the microengineering lab in Cummings Hall. We asked microengineering lab director Professor Christopher Levey, co-PI and lead creator of the breakthrough robot’s electromechanical design and fabrication, to tell us how he and his colleagues took microrobots to a whole new level.