back to article Pangolin-inspired robot can roll around your guts administering treatments

Scientists have developed a robot that can perform safe and minimally invasive medical procedures inside the body using a magnetically controlled folding and flexing structure. Inspired by the pangolin, a small scaly anteater native to Africa, India and southeast Asia, the millirobots are 1cm wide, 2cm long and only 0.2mm …

  1. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge
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    Funny ...

    ... how the people who complain about the lack of new advances in technology always seem to miss articles like this!

  2. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    I was hoping for a miniaturised Raquel Welsh

    And we get one of those curl-up cellophane fish you used to get in Xmas crackers

    1. David 132 Silver badge

      Re: I was hoping for a miniaturised Raquel Welsh

      Ah yes, Raquel Welsh, the actress with a body to Dai for. And very welcoming valleys.

      1. TeeCee Gold badge

        Re: I was hoping for a miniaturised Raquel Welsh

        Is that a leek in your pocket, or...?

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