A '”living” micro-robot promises to pinpoint diseases
By John Edwards
August 24, 2012
If the current research achieves its expected goals, Cyberplasm could usher in a new generation of diagnostic mini-robots that will allow patients to be painlessly and thoroughly examined anytime, anywhere, without having to visit a doctor’s office or clinic.
The technology also creates the possibility that people may have tiny diagnostic robots operating inside their bodies on a routine basis, with the machines operating silently and unnoticeably until a potential disease condition is detected.
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