Microbot that can be injected into the bloodstream

We’ve seen the iPill from Phillips, which goes down the human gut to identify problems within the body, and now we have medical miniaturization reaching an all new level of ultra-slim realism. Inventors at the Laboratory of Nanophysics at Monash University, Australia, have developed a prototype robotic nano robot that can be injected into the bloodstream.

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The minute wonder is expected to be remote controlled, and lead scientist James Friend believes the microbot will carry sensor equipment, and images to surgeons for clinical evaluation and observation. Measuring as small as a millimeter, the bot is expected to do away with blood clots in the arteries — so are we in for a future where bots will assist in locating clogged arteries, and will we back it up?

Via: NewScientist

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