Ingestible Tiny Robots Can Now Save Your Life

Scientists make robots in all sizes, but did you know some are so small we can ingest them? Just how small can robots get?
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Ingestible Origami Robot
http://news.mit.edu/2016/ingestible-origami-robot-0512
“In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, researchers at MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have demonstrated a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound.”

Scientists Test Out Tiny Robots Meant to Travel Inside a Human Body
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-test-out-tiny-robots-meant-travel-inside-human-body-180953937/?no-ist
“A team of researchers from the University of California has recently published a study describing the first successful tests, within a living creature, of nano-robots intended to carry and disperse drugs within the body.”

Will Nanotechnology Soon Allow You to ‘Swallow the Doctor’?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/tech/mci-nanobots-eth/
“Imagine a swarm of microscopic robots, so tiny that a teaspoon can hold billions of them.They are ready to be injected into the most delicate areas of a human body — the heart and the brain — to deliver drugs with extreme precision or work like an army of nano surgeons, operating from within.”

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