The magnetic slime robot that could retrieve accidentally swallowed objects


Publication Title
New Scientist
Publication/Creation Date
March 31 2022
Creators/Contributors
Emily Bates (creator)
Chinese University Of Hong Kong (contributor)
Li Zhang (creator)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"A robot made of magnetic slime with a custard-like consistency can navigate narrow passages, grasp objects and fix broken circuits. It could be deployed inside the body to perform tasks such as retrieving objects swallowed by accident."

It was created by Li Zhang and colleagues at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Relation to Body
Around
Augments
Healing
Keywords
Medical, Research
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUfsFVPVa08

Date archived
May 12 2022
Last edited
May 12 2022
How to cite this entry
Emily Bates, Li Zhang. (March 31 2022). "The magnetic slime robot that could retrieve accidentally swallowed objects". New Scientist. New Scientist. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5739