Ingestible origami robot
Publication/Creation DateMay 12 2016
DescriptionIn 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.
Date archivedMay 17 2016
Last editedMarch 13 2018