Ingestible origami robot

Publication Title
MIT News Office
Publication/Creation Date
May 12 2016
Daniela Rus (creator)
Shuhei Miyashita (creator)
Steven Guitron (contributor)
Shuguang Li (contributor)
Kazuhiro Yoshida (contributor)
Dana Damian (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
In experiments involving a simulation of the human esophagus and stomach, 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.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body

Date archived
May 17 2016
Last edited
March 13 2018
How to cite this entry
Daniela Rus, Shuhei Miyashita. (May 12 2016). "Ingestible origami robot". MIT News Office. Fabric of Digital Life.