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Submission + - MRI Powered Pill-Sized Robot Swims Through Intesti (singularityhub.com)

kkleiner writes: "Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston have collaborated to create a robot that can swim through the intestines. The size of a large pill, the “microswimmer” is powered by the strong magnetic fields generated by an MRI machine. A tail measuring 20mm x 5mm made of copper and flexible polymer vibrates due to the magnets and propels the little microrobot through the gut."
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MRI Powered Pill-Sized Robot Swims Through Intesti

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