5 Coolest Things On The Earth This Week

This Ingestible Origami Robot Can Remotely Operate On Patients Teams at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Sheffield and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a digestible “origami robot” that unfolds itself from a pill-like capsule and allows surgeons to operate on patients remotely. Doctors place the patient inside a magnetic field and use the field to guide the robot along the stomach and other cavities. The robot can remove small swallowed objects like buttons or patch wounds.  “For applications inside the body, we need a small, controllable, untethered robot system,” Daniela Rus, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, told MIT News. “It’s really difficult to control and place a robot inside the body if the robot is attached to a tether.” Scientists Are…

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