Posted: May 31, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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Snakebots with Tools crawl in bodies for surgery

via nextbigfuture

Imagine a tiny snake robot crawling through your body, helping a surgeon identify diseases and perform operations.Scientists and doctors are using the roboticized endoscopic-like tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer, and other diseased organs. The snakebots carry tiny cameras, scissors and forceps, and even more advanced sensors are in the works. For now, they’re powered by tethers that humans control. But experts say the day is coming when some robots will roam the body on their own.

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