Robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body


Publication Title
New Scientist
Publication/Creation Date
March 31 2022
Creators/Contributors
Alex Wilkins (creator)
Li Zhang (contributor)
Chinese University Of Hong Kong (contributor)
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.newscientist.com/article/2314395-robot-made-of-magnetic-slime-could-grab-objects-inside-your-body/

Date archived
May 12 2022
Last edited
May 12 2022
How to cite this entry
Alex Wilkins. (March 31 2022). "Robot made of magnetic slime could grab objects inside your body". New Scientist. New Scientist. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/5741