At MIT, created to move around the human body diagnostician robot
Different kind of robotics is used in many different areas of our lives. As a rule, I hear the word "robot", most of us to imagine that big, metal, moves on legs or tracks. However, there are robots are much smaller. For example, a robot created by engineers of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They have managed to design a small robot, which by means of suction cups cling to the skin and may carry out its diagnostics, revealing a variety of conditions.
According to the editors of the publication Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive and Ubiquitous Technologies, a new robot called Skinbot V and its dimensions are 4 centimeters in height, 2 long and 2 wide. Located on the robot's body sucker help him without problems to move in the right direction. In addition, Skinbot V carries a miniature lamp, and a fairly good microscope, from which the received data can be uploaded to the cloud or directly to the desired device (tablet, smartphone, PC) After receiving the information, it analyzes the neural network for various skin diseases and psoriasis skin parasites availability to melanoma. Studies have shown that the neural network and the robot is pretty good cope with their tasks, and thanks to the microscope can detect the different states at a very early stage. In addition, the robot using the built-in gyro can determine how the movable portion is analyzed, and based on this it is able to build a route and to select the most optimal place for fastening.
At the moment the robot is only one weak spot: it is powered by a wire, but scientists are planning to develop an autonomous wireless version in the future. Details watch the work of miniature diagnostician with suction cups you can on video, available below.
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