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Creepy gel robots are being trained to treat humans

Scientists announced that they have invented a reptile-like robot that can roam the human body to cure diseases. It has been said that gel robots made by 3D printing from gelatin can replace drugs that can cause side effects.

Robots that provide energy with body heat were called “gelbots” in terms of materials. David Gracias of Johns Hopkins University said: “It looks very simple, but the most important detail is that it is an object that moves without batteries, without wires, without any external power source.” said.

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“Our work shows how the shape of robots can tune morphology to embody a kind of intelligence for movement,” said Gracias. he added.

 

Creepy gel robots are being trained to treat humans

 

Scientists say that they can move the robot back and forth on flat surfaces, and it can move in certain directions with an undulating, wave-like motion.

In order to achieve this, it was said that it would be sufficient for the gels to show swelling and shrinking reaction with body temperature.

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Creepy gel robots are being trained to treat humans

 

WHO CAN INTERVENT DIRECTLY IN HUMANITY 

It is planned that these devices can be used to intervene directly in a tumor, blood clot or infection and offer a more effective treatment option. Another positive aspect is that robots are cheap and easy to mass produce. It is said to be able to change the way doctors examine patients by serving as minimal tissue therapy devices for biomedical diagnostics and treatments.

 

Creepy gel robots are being trained to treat humans

 

In the study, it was stated that the gel robots were inspired by sea and ocean creatures.

With other robots to be produced with this method, it is hoped that treatments in hard-to-reach areas of the human body will take place faster than expected.

MOBILITY WITH LASER HEAT

They also announced that scientists had produced robots similar to Jelbots, inspired by the Japanese art of folding paper ‘origami’.

In 2020, researchers at Cornell University also announced that they have developed tiny microscopic robots with legs that can move inside the human body. These devices, which are basically mini computers, move using laser pulses.

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