Ingestible Origami Robot

Publication Title
MIT News
Publication/Creation Date
May 12 2016
Daniela Rus (creator)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
University Of Sheffield (contributor)
Tokyo Institute Of Technology (contributor)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
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. It is made from a dried pig intestine.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body

Date archived
June 22 2016
Last edited
November 26 2018
How to cite this entry
Daniela Rus. (May 12 2016). "Ingestible Origami Robot". MIT News. Fabric of Digital Life.