Slideshow: Ingestible Origami Robot

Artificial Intelligence is an incredible feat that humans were able to achieve, especially when we consider our short timeline on Earth. And of course MIT, the University of Sheffield, and the Tokyo Institute of Technology were able to create something unimaginable– an ingestible origami robot, built upon previous prototypes and models.

The new work, which the researchers presented last week at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, builds on a long sequence of papers on origami robots from the research group of Daniela Rus, the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

It can serve to patch wounds, remove button batteries embedded in the stomach lining, and deliver drugs into the stomach. The entire design and how it enters the human body is very interesting. Although it hasn’t been tested on humans yet, they are positive that it will be safe with their simulated test results working out fine. Let’s take a look at this interesting invention a bit closer! (To read the slideshow slowly, you can pause it and skip if necessary.)

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To see a short 2-minute video from MIT introducing the robot and a clip of the simulation, click here.

T/N: To my readers, I wanted to try out a new style of sharing information, in which I may do more in the future. Since I had already planned out and made a slideshow, I felt like it would be good to share it here. Thanks for reading.




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