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:" 

“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!

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