Last updated February 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm
Two new forms of robotic medicine have just been announced.
The first is a robotic sleeve that hugs the heart from the outside, and anchors it from the inside, to help pump blood around the body.
The second is a tiny biodegradable robot, made of algae, that can be released into the bloodstream in swarms of millions and guided by magnets for applications like drug delivery.
Images thanks to: Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS