A magnetic capsule robot made primarily out of soft elastomer developed at CMU's Nanorobotics lab
A researcher squishes a soft capsule robot developed at CMU's Nanorobotics lab (Photo: Jonathan Leung)
By manipulating the capsule's shape using magnet's, it is possible to deliver drugs from an internal chamber (Photo: Jonathan Leung)
Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU's) Nanorobotics Laboratory has received US$787,000 in funding from the National Institutes of Health, which will be matched by CMU, to develop a squishy robotic capsule that can be controlled while inside the body. The capsule could replace invasive endoscopes by performing camera imaging, drug injection, tissue sampling, and more.
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