An origami robot capable of delivering drugs to organs has been developed
A team of scientists from Stanford University has developed a small origami robot that can deliver drugs to organs inside the body. The results of the study are described in Nature Communications.
Experts have been thinking about the point effect of drugs for more than one year. With the help of targeted delivery of substances to a specific diseased organ (for example, in the case of cancer), it would be possible to reduce the harmful effects of drugs on the body as a whole.
To do this, engineers have created a wireless robot, the size of which does not exceed a pea. The device is planned to be controlled using magnetic fields. As specified, the development is able to move both on the surface of the body and inside the liquids.
In addition, they plan to equip the robot with cameras and other tools for diagnosing inside the body. The researchers are now preparing to conduct animal experiments with the robot.
In June 2022, a team of Japanese scientists from the University of Tokyo seamlessly sheathed a robot with artificial skin that is identical to human.