Tiny medical robot that goes through your veins


This tiny bot was designed to travel through veins and it’s  just one millimeter in diameter.

Developed by researchers from Israel’s Technion University, what makes the robot feasible is that it isn’t self-propelled, saving size and engineering complication. Instead, It is controlled by a magnet outside the body. See those little spines? Those straighten out to keep the bot in place when it isn’t supposed to move.

And the robot shouldn’t run out of power mid-procedure, stalling it in your body as it drifts for your brain. In all the articles we’ve seen on this bot, there aren’t any details about what actually is on board. They mention adding a camera in the near future, but why are they calling it a robot? Surely there’s something cool in that little body.

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