There’s a Microscopic Robot On This Penny That’s Built to Go Inside You?

Filed in by on April 13, 2018 • views: 81

April 13, 2018
Microscopic robots, called microscale magnetic tumbling robots, or microTUMs, could explore your digestive system. These 4 to 800 micron long tiny bots are designed to deliver a specific drug to a specific place in your body. When you take a normal pill, the medication dissipates throughout your body, hopefully hitting the prescribed target, but certain areas are harder to find. For example, a 1 centimeter peptic ulcer in a 10 meter gastrointestinal tract becomes a needle in the haystack for a pill. These robots are designed to navigate your gastrointestinal haystack.


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