POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan

Robot set loose to film your insides

Get ready for the Fantastic Voyage coming to an intestinal wall near you. The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha has developed a 15 millimeter diameter robot that can crawl and make observations in the intestines. It is small enough to be inserted through the small incisions in the abdomen used for keyhole surgery. Your doctor can use a joystick to control the little booger as it rolls around inside. All those video game junkies may have a future after all Here is a picture, click on it to bring up a full sized version: Link - New Scientist Technology - Robot set loose to film your insides ...