Robotic snake slithers through body, detects tumors | SmartPlanet

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Engineers in England are hard at work devising a non-invasive, tumor-detecting robotic snake.


We may not have a Prometheus-style surgery pod  on our hands just yet, but doctors across the globe are slowly beginning to embrace other types of robots in the operating room.

One such automated medical device? The cancer-detecting robot snake.


Developed by engineers at Britain’s OC Robotics , the mechanical snake has been designed to slither through the human body, both identifying and removing hard-to-reach tumors. The idea is that the snake would be guided by a nearby surgeon and wouldn’t require the patient to be opened up.



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