Ingestible Origami Robot
Publication/Creation DateMay 12 2016
DescriptionResearchers 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. It is made from a dried pig intestine.
Date archivedJune 22 2016
Last editedApril 22 2020