Magnetic heating builds up huge pressure within the pill-like robot, creating a huge thrust that propels it along. Photo: Handout
Magnetic heating builds up huge pressure within the pill-like robot, creating a huge thrust that propels it along. Photo: Handout
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Chinese scientists’ powerful but soft micro robot could change the face of heart surgery

  • Soft-shelled ‘pill’ robot can be propelled along from the outside by a magnetic field, as internal liquid heats up to create never-before-seen powerful thrust
  • The robot can be used to treat or even create temporary vascular blockages for medical aims, research team says

Magnetic heating builds up huge pressure within the pill-like robot, creating a huge thrust that propels it along. Photo: Handout
Magnetic heating builds up huge pressure within the pill-like robot, creating a huge thrust that propels it along. Photo: Handout
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