” The invention of an edible robot “

Eating a robot might not sound very appealing, but edible machines could be crawling their way down your intestinal tract in the near future

as scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)have created the first part of a soft digestible robot from gelatin  that could deliver medicine to the inside of the human body.

Scientists have mentioned that these “edible” Edible robots can be biodegradable, biocompatible, and environmentally sustainable with none or lower level of toxicity. The part they have created is just 90mm in length , 20mm wide and 17mm in thickness and two of these parts can be integrated to form a gripping device which can handle objects. Inside the body, these robots use chemical reactions as fuel to make them work. The parts are currently tasteless but researchers may make them taste nice in the future.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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