Fascinating! This pill size Robot enters the stomach to cure bugs and patch wounds
Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have done the unthinkable. They have actually produced a tiny origami robot to address the solution to curing bugs and patching wounds from inside the gut. It could well be world’s best solution to common problems of children worldwide ingesting tiny objects such as button batteries. In fact this was the main reason that led to MIT researchers led by Daniela Rus in creating such a marvel of science.
The amazing robot was unraveled in experiments held at MIT‘s department of electrical engineering and computer science which demonstrated how a tiny little minuscule robot could be ingested into the human system with the help of a capsule. A joint study between the MIT department and Tokyo institute of technology, the lead researchers were Daniela Rus who commands MIT’s centre for science and artificial intelligence and co lead researcher Shuhei Mayushita, lecturer at York University England and Kazuhiro Yoshida from Tokyo.
1 The world’s next solution to curing bugs and patching wounds
The Tiny origami robot could well be the world’s next best solution in curing stomach bugs by delivering medication right to the spot. The robot was guided by external magnetic fields to traverse the stomach to remove a button battery or even cure or patch wounds. The experiment will also be presented to the international conference on robotics and automation.
What’s most amazing about the miniature robot is that it is composed of dry pig’s intestine which is folded up and placed inside a dissolvable medical pill. The pill is the ingested as in usual medication. Upon reaching the stomach, the acids present break open the pill and the robot is spilt out into the stomach. In the middle of the robot is a tiny magnet which is controlled by an n external magnet guided by a surgeon.