Slime Robots Created for Use in Surgery

Researchers made tiny, soft robots for potential future use

Slime robots made for use in surgery
Researchers are creating small, soft robots for possible future use
The team says the robot-making process can be automated and predicts that one day small robots could be printed on long rolls and then cut to size.

The results of the study were recently published in the article “Untethered small magnetic soft robot with programmable magnetization and integrated multi-functional modules”.

Although it is possible to break ground for the future of some surgical procedures, the toxicity of the magnetic materials used remains a challenge.

Research into how to reduce this problem continues, and the team has created the first slime robot working on a protective layer to make the substance safe for medical applications.