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footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 06:34 PM
Yikes...creepy kind of stuff...looks like a fly to me.

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/News/149402,robot-invented-to-crawl-through-veins.aspx

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Robot invented to crawl through veins

by Sylvie Barak on Jul 7, 2009

With a diameter of just one millimeter, a tiny robot has been unveiled that will crawl through the body to diagnose artery blockage Researchers are also apparently toying with the idea of attaching miniscule cameras to the bot

Scientists from Israel's Technion University have unveiled a tiny robot, made using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, purportedly able to crawl through a person's veins in order to diagnose and potentially treat artery blockage and cancer.

The little robot - with a diameter of just one millimeter - has neither engine nor onboard controls, instead being propelled forward by a magnetic field wielded on it from outside the patient's body.

Controlling the tiny bot externally means boffins have been able to shrink it to a previously impossibly tiny scale, allowing it to crawl its way through the typical human body's veins and arteries using miniscule outstretched arms which grip the vessel walls. Yes, that made us shudder too.

Scientists reckon the mini bot can even withstand massive blood flow and is able to push forward regardless of the magnetic field actuation direction, doing away with any need for exact localisation and direction retrieval.

A controller can move the little crawly creature in increments, with its speed of up to nine millimeters a second regulated by varying external magnetic field frequencies. Outside control also means the robot can be made to work for an unlimited amount of time, rather than suddenly - not to mention inconveniently - keeling over to die of battery failure in the middle of a medical procedure.

A small cross sectional area on the tiny robot apparently allows fluids to flow with minimal interference making intra-vascular motion more feasible, and opening up the possibility of minimally invasive medical treatments, as well as diagnosis within the body. Researchers are also apparently toying with the idea of attaching miniscule cameras to the bot, as well as other "tools" it may need to perform internal surgery.

As if getting under people's skin wasn't enough, Technion researchers say they're also looking at putting the ant-like creature to work in urban water distribution systems, to look for any leaks that need plugging.

We hear that research is going swimmingly.

maher_tyler
07-08-2009, 06:39 PM
Seems to big to crawl through a vein

broncofan7
07-08-2009, 06:47 PM
One will not be able to convince me that military complexes throughout the world have not been working on something of this nature for goals less noble than carrying out the hippocratic oath............

broncosteven
07-08-2009, 06:49 PM
I thought JOSHUA would have been all over this!

OABB
07-08-2009, 06:51 PM
I thought JOSHUA would have been all over this!

Blartstein is conspicuously absent here. Strange, maybe his annoyingness does have limits.

footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 06:51 PM
One will not be able to convince me that military complexes throughout the world have not been working on something of this nature for goals less noble than carrying out the hippocratic oath............
I think so too. I got a friend working on a PhD in nano-tech at MIT...he's already worked on synthetic blood technology and has some wild stories. Imagine fitting these things with tiny GPS systems. Shoot somebody with a tranquilizer dart injecting this thing, or hide it in a piece of pizza so they swallow it...track them by satelite and use it to hone in with smart bombs.

footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 06:53 PM
I thought JOSHUA would have been all over this!
Should get under Gaffney's skin. ;D

DenverBrit
07-08-2009, 07:25 PM
Cue Gaffney!! Ha!

Kaylore
07-08-2009, 07:34 PM
White People!!!!

broncosteven
07-08-2009, 07:42 PM
White People!!!!

Honkeys!!!!!

footstepsfrom#27
07-08-2009, 09:08 PM
Back on point...it says it has applications for arterial blockage and cancer...mini cameras mounted on these things...even putting them in the water supply to fix tiny leaks. Wonder what else these things could be used for? Closed heart surgery maybe?

SureShot
07-08-2009, 09:21 PM
They are a little late to the party. It has already been done.




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broncocalijohn
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Should get under Gaffney's skin. ;D

Once they get this into all the top terrorist and leaders of the middle east, McGoof is next on their list. If you notice he is a Jew lover all of a sudden, you know the robot is implanted in his brain.

Archer81
07-09-2009, 01:39 AM
Not exactly related to the topic, but one of my mom's cancer doctors said she is a perfect candidate for a melanoma vaccine. Technology is cool.


:Broncos:

ShutDownPoster
07-09-2009, 05:21 AM
Wow, for some reason this reminds me of that Gene Simmons/ Tom Selleck movie ' Runaway'.

http://www.impawards.com/1984/posters/runaway.jpg

footstepsfrom#27
07-09-2009, 11:47 AM
Thing is...I'd be afraid this thing would get stuck somewhere and cause an artery to burst. It says it's 1 mm in diameter...aren't there veins smaller than that? Also...it's controlled by some kind of magnetic control outside the body. What if it scoots away and winds up lodged in the brain? Whatever else it can do...I bet this gadget's already being pimped to the Israeli military. Maybe we'll see one planted in that nutjob in Iran and one day he goes on TV and announces he's converting to Judaism. LOL

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 05:11 PM
I wonder if they could fight crotch crickets?

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 05:11 PM
They are a little late to the party. It has already been done.




http://www.impawards.com/1987/posters/innerspace.jpg

But these are kosher :~ohyah!:

ShutDownPoster
07-09-2009, 06:54 PM
But these are kosher :~ohyah!:

Are those melons in your avy kosher too? :-)

Bronx33
07-09-2009, 07:21 PM
Are those melons in your avy kosher too? :-)

it depends.

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
07-09-2009, 10:29 PM
Another proud day for our tribe.

We own medicine just like we own litigation and banking. Many great physicans like Howard Katz, Helena Kagan, Joseph Goldstein, Paul Ehrlich, Albert Sabin, Elie Metchnikoff and Jonas Salk have done wonders for mankind.

SoCalBronco
07-09-2009, 10:39 PM
Another proud day for our tribe.

We own medicine just like we own litigation and banking. Many great physicans like Howard Katz, Helena Kagan, Joseph Goldstein, Paul Ehrlich, Albert Sabin, Elie Metchnikoff and Jonas Salk have done wonders for mankind.

Have you met Mark Gaffney? ;D

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
07-09-2009, 10:58 PM
Have you met Mark Gaffney? ;D

Is he the anti-Zionist that says the Western World is controled and manipulated by Jewish bankers and Israeli interests?

SoCalBronco
07-09-2009, 11:04 PM
Is he the anti-Zionist that says the Western World is controled and manipulated by Jewish bankers and Israeli interests?

Indeed. That is him.

cmhargrove
07-10-2009, 07:06 AM
I hope they don't start using those in Urology... Sheesh.

alkemical
07-10-2009, 07:28 AM
I wonder if it has a kill function...