The tiny swimming robot that will check your health from INSIDE your body

Claire Bates
Daily Mail

A tiny robot that resembles a nightmarish sea creature is being developed that could one day help pinpoint diseases from inside the human body.

Scientists from Newcastle University are basing the robot on the sea lamprey – a jawless fish that has a primitive nervous system.

Called ‘Cyberplasm,’ it will have its own electronic nervous system, ‘eye’ and ‘nose’ sensors derived from living cells, as well as artificial muscles propelled with energy derived from glucose.

Cyberplasm’s sensors will respond to external stimuli such as light and chemicals by converting them into electronic impulses that are sent to a ‘brain’ equipped with sophisticated microchips.

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