Doctors can use a magnetic field near a patient, which would help them steer the pill robot through the body to the area that requires treatment.
If Daniela Rus has things her way, people will soon be able to simply take a pill instead of having invasive surgery. The director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and her team are responsible for creating a new innovative pill robot, which could eventually led to less slicing and dicing of patients during…
Ingestible origami robot
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere developed a tiny origami robot that can unfold itself from a swallowed capsule and, steered by external magnetic fields, crawl across the stomach wall to remove a swallowed button battery or patch a wound." (Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 5/12/2016)