THIS WORLD’S FIRST MICROBOT WILL LIVE INSIDE YOUR BUTTHOLE

Clench you cheeks all you want, but this is the future of medicine.

A group of researchers from Purdue University developed a microrobot – or microbot – that can effortlessly surf right up your butthole.

Well, it’s really more of a tumbling motion, and they tested it on animals. But the point is, it’s the first successful robot of its kind in the world.

No larger than the width of a few human hairs, the microbot has proven itself in both artificial test environments and inside a mouse’s and a pig’s colon. This is the first time in known human history that such a device, that is a tumbling microbot, has performed successfully in a living organism.

Photo courtesy of Purdue University/Georges Adam | Size of the microbot

WHAT IT’LL HELP?

Speaking of the robot’s coating, the scientists found that there was no reason to worry about it staying in the host body after its filled its purpose. They are manufactured from non-toxic, biocompatible polymers and metals.

The researchers also think that the device could be used not only as a drug transporter, but also as a diagnostic tool.

“From a diagnostic perspective, these microrobots might prevent the need for minimally invasive colonoscopies by helping to collect tissue. Or they could deliver payloads without having to do the prep work that’s needed for traditional colonoscopies,” Goergen mused.

While we strongly believe in the principle of “whatever floats your boat”, we at least welcome any technology that reduces the need for doctors to probe our butts.

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