“It’s really exciting to see our small origami robots doing something with potential important applications to healthcare,” Daniela Rus says. Pictured, an example of a capsule and the unfolded origami device.The coolest part, as far as I am concerned, is that the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who's team developed the robot is named Daniela Rus! That's RUS!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Eat Your Robot - It's Good for You!
This from MIT News - "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. (Learn more about the robot: http://mitsha.re/zeUF300969v)"