Invented by nature, reversed engineered by our teams.
The shape-shifting microbots are here.
Introducing the 3D Catoms.

The perfect shape

  • Maximized grip area

  • Smooth rotation

  • Strong shell resilience

Micro 3D printed

  • World's smallest 3.6 mm ø robot

  • Assembled from two half-shells

  • Micrometer precision with top market Nanoscribe printer

High efficiency

  • Energy efficient electrostatic latching system

  • 3-in-1 Flexiboard ™ system for latching, power and data transfer

  • Up to 12 electrodes

Inductive power transfer

  • Up to 7.05 mW per electrode

  • Square of input efficiency

  • Wireless inter-catom power sharing

High efficiency

  • Voltage upscaler to increase adhesion

  • Compact charge pump

  • Ultra energy saving design

World's smallest modular computer

  • 8 nW standby power

  • Up to 7-years lifespan

  • 100% wireless

  • 12.3 mm² in 2.5 mm³

  • Embedded mm-scale battery

  • Energy harvesting

Assembled in France by

  • Drivers & flexiboard

  • Michigan Micro Mote

  • Main shell

95%
3D printed using polyamide technique
12%
Recyclable
85%
Recycled material

Packed with smart abilities

Distributed programming
Movement enabled
Unique ID
Regular lattice ordered
Processing unit
Message sending
Memory unit
Connected neighbors communication

Packed with smart abilities

Distributed program
Movement enabled
Unique ID
Regular lattice ordered
Processing unit
Message sending
Memory unit
Connected neighbors communication

Curious to know how it actually works?

Get a glance at our always improving technology. Contact us and request a guided tour of our laboratory. Or see for yourself watching these video demonstrations.
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Start with a simple simulation

To experience self-assembly system in action, you can first start by simulating the goal shape you aim to build with the Catoms in our powerful modular robot 3D simulator VisibleSim, follow the link!

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