Tiny worm-like robots that can crawl and swim could one day be used to deliver medicine INSIDE the b
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Robot is smaller than a penny, but can walk, swim, crawl and even carry cargo. Scientists hope the bot can be used to deliver drugs inside the human body. The robot is made of a soft rubber material that's controlled by a magnetic field
We may soon have teeny tiny robots crawling throughout our bodies to deliver drugs.
That is, if a prototype robot from scientists in Germany ever sees the light of day.
A team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany have developed a rubbery, worm-like robot that they hope will be used for medicinal purposes in the future.
The robot can crawl, walk and roll on land, swim in water and navigate obstacle courses. It can even 'do the worm.'