Our robot medicine future – heart huggers and micro biohybrids

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Our robot medicine future - heart huggers and micro biohybrids

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  Last updated December 7, 2017 at 9:24 am

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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

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