There was a time when computers used to consume the entire room space. However, now with the advent of technology one computer can easily fit on the edge of a nickel. The Michigan Micro Mote is considered to be the smallest autonomous computer measuring only 1 mm. The Faculty and the students of Michigan University have been working on this computer for a decade. The team is making effort to make computers smaller as the internet thing is getting bigger in the course of time.
The feature of Internet of Things has been introduced into this mini-computer that offers a description of the world in common objects with intelligence ranging from door knob, machines and toasters. All these things will have integrated circuits in them so that they can talk to each other over a common network. Regardless of the tiny size of the computer, it has the potential to take pictures, record pressure readings and even read temperatures.
It is expected that they will insert the computer into wide varieties of applications used in purposes from industrial to medical. It is because of the micro size that the computer can even be injected into the human body so that it can perform ECGs and take temperature and pressure readings. The oil industry can also benefit a lot because it can be inserted into the Micro Mote to detect pockets of oil so that oil can be extracted before moving over to the new sources. The Micro Mote can be used in large numbers of other devices, as well.