Molecular quantum robotics: particle and wave solutions, illustrated by “leg-over-leg” walking along microtubules

@inproceedings{Levi2015MolecularQR,
  title={Molecular quantum robotics: particle and wave solutions, illustrated by “leg-over-leg” walking along microtubules},
  author={Paul Levi},
  booktitle={Front. Neurorobot.},
  year={2015}
}
Remarkable biological examples of molecular robots are the proteins kinesin-1 and dynein, which move and transport cargo down microtubule "highways," e.g., of the axon, to final nerve nodes or along dendrites. They convert the energy of ATP hydrolysis into mechanical forces and can thereby push them forwards or backwards step by step. Such mechano-chemical… CONTINUE READING