A slime robot is a type of robot that is made from slime. These robots can be used to move in all sorts of ways, such as forming an O or C shape, and they can also express the feelings of the people who use them. There are even some slime robots that are designed to have magnetic capabilities that will reduce the invasiveness of some surgeries.
Magnet-based slime reduces invasiveness of some surgeries
Magnetically manipulated micro/nanorobots offer some exciting applications in minimally invasive surgery. For example, they can facilitate deep interstitial penetration of therapeutic agents in solid tumors. They can also provide the ability to control the release of therapeutic agents in a targeted fashion. But magnetic materials have yet to be thoroughly assessed for their biocompatibility.
As a result, magnetically manipulated microrobots have been studied in vivo. Among the most intriguing is an artificial soft magnetic cilia carpet. It can mimic the walking motion of a millipede.
Similarly, a rod-shaped Au/Ag/Ni microrobotic scalpel was developed. In the context of surgery, this might not be all that surprising. Nevertheless, the real interesting aspect of this technology is its potential to perform microsurgery in cancer cells.
Another notable innovation is the integration of natural biomaterials into a robotic device. This may prove to be a more elegant and efficient method of improving the overall effiiciency of a surgical procedure.
Magnetic slime could be used to protect people from sharp objects
If you’re a fan of Spider-Man’s symbiotic Venom, you might be interested in a new science experiment. Scientists in Hong Kong have developed a viscous magnetic slime that’s capable of moving through narrow channels. This new invention may not be a miracle cure for all ailments, but it could help patients avoid harmful foreign objects.
Magnetic slime is a mixture of neodymium magnet particles and polyvinyl alcohol. It’s visco-elastic, which means it’s soft and flexible. The particles are a bit toxic, so they should be kept out of the mouth.
A new report published by Advanced Functional Materials has highlighted the potential of this new slime. In particular, researchers found that it’s able to encapsulate, travel, and conduct electricity. Moreover, it can change its color and slither through narrow spaces.
Another fascinating feature of this slime is its ability to encircle smaller objects. By doing so, it’s capable of interconnecting electrodes. These can be used to repair broken circuits in outer space or inside the human body.
Slime robots can be manipulated to travel, rotate, or form O and C shapes
Many slime robots are soft-bodied and magnetic. They can be used as robotic slime, able to grasp and move objects. Slime is a toxic substance, but its ability to deform could be useful in some applications. Its components include borax, neodymium magnet particles, and polyvinyl alcohol.
In a recent study, researchers demonstrated that a swarm of magnetic microrobots can be manipulated to change formation and locomotion. This allows them to more effectively tackle complex biological environments. The swarm can also be manipulated to form a ribbon shape or a liquid shape.
These microrobots can be manipulated by varying the magnetic field strength. By changing the intensity of the magnetic field, the microrobots can be actuated to perform various motions, such as swimming and rotation.
In a recent study, the robots can be injected intraperitoneally. To achieve this, triaxial Helmholtz coils were used to generate a rotating magnetic field. A CCD camera was attached to the system. Real-time visual feedback was provided to the artificial intelligence planner.
They can express individual emotions
Affective computing has increased the need for emotion-based interaction between humans and robots. As such, a number of studies have been conducted to investigate the possibility of using robots to recognize and express individual emotions.
In particular, researchers studied how emotions were expressed through touch. They used the humanoid robotic platform developed by Van Chien et al. This model expresses internal feelings through changes in walking style and the face’s movements.
Another study explored how robots could be used to assess children’s mental health. Hatice Gunes, a researcher at the Affective Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory, and her team tested whether a robotic platform could be a useful tool to measure children’s mental well-being.
Using a Pepper robot, the researchers showed images on a tablet mounted on the robot’s chest. Each picture lasted seven seconds. Participants sat in front of the robot. During the experiment, the participants were asked to rate the emotional experience of each video. The images were presented in the same order to all participants.