This Tiny Robot Snake is Made to Slither Through Your Brain

The problem with open brain surgery are the risks involved in cutting someone’s head open and leaving the brain exposed. However, it is sometimes necessary to deal with certain health issues. However, over at MIT, engineers have managed to create a thread-like robot that is apparently thin enough where it could traverse through the patient’s blood vessels.What this means is that instead of having to turn to the likes of open brain surgery, this robot could be used in its place where it can help deliver drugs to treat strokes or brain aneurysms. It can also be controlled remotely which means that surgeons might not even need to be in the same room or even the same hospital to operate it.This opens up all kinds of possibilities, like being able to operate on patients in more rural regions, for example. The robot is made using nickel-titanium alloy, giving it the ability to be bendy and springy, thus allowing it to navigate the network of blood vessels. It is also coated in a rubbery paste with magn

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