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Published on Jun 13, 2016

Ingesting a Medical Robot: A new development in edible technology that could save lives

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Scientists at MIT have invented a miraculous new robot which can mend internal injuries after being swallowed. It’s a great leap forward for surgery – but will patients be able to stomach the cure?

It has long been thought that nanotechnology could make doctors’ lives easier, but now a team from MIT have taken a big step towards making this idea a reality. “The challenge with designing an ingestible robot is finding bio-compatible materials” – in this case meat and ice – explains the robot’s co-creator, Daniela Rus. Could this bit of tech change the future of medical robotics?

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