The robot slime was developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
The robot slime was developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
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How the superhero film Venom inspired scientists to create a magnetic robot slime for medical use

  • The jellylike substance designed by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong could help retrieve objects from the body
  • It is made up of magnetic particles and could also help medical staff carry out other forms of surgery

The robot slime was developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Handout
The robot slime was developed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Photo: Handout

Corrected [2:03pm, 12 Apr, 2022]

  • [2:03pm, 12 Apr, 2022]

    This story has been amended to correct Sun Mengmeng's position.

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