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Old 07-09-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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July 9, 2009: Creepy Robot

I know it doesn't really look so creepy...
it really doesn't look like much at all.



But;
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SCIENTISTS FROM Israel's Technion University have unveiled a tiny robot, made using Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology, purportedly able to crawl through a person's veins in order to diagnose and potentially treat artery blockage and cancer.

The little robot - with a diameter of just one millimeter - has neither engine nor onboard controls, instead being propelled forward by a magnetic field wielded on it from outside the patient's body.
Yup, that's creepy, reminds me of the fish that swim up urethras.

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As if getting under people's skin wasn't enough, Technion researchers say they're also looking at putting the ant-like creature to work in urban water distribution systems, to look for any leaks that need plugging.
See! See! I told you they would go for the plumbing!

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Old 07-09-2009, 06:03 AM   #2
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eeewwwwww......

It gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about that thing inside my body. Looks like a bot fly.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:58 AM   #3
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Phew.
I'm not worried by things that don't look creepy.

I couldn't sleep in a room with a clown doll.
But the CCTV network in this country doesn't keep me awake at night.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:24 AM   #4
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Well where's the freaking Rosie the Robot to cook dinner and clean? They're going in the wrong direction.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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Where's my bloody jet-car?
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:55 AM   #6
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Ch'yeah...they promised.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:18 AM   #7
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All I can picture is the tiny robot going into Neo's belly button in The Matrix
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:11 AM   #8
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Yikes. I see this as being a form of torture when mixed with an MRI machine.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #9
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Hey, if this replaces a speculum... happy days.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:31 AM   #10
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:51 AM   #11
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Soon they will have things like that which will fly through key holes and see what is going down on the otherside.. Little remote spy bots.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:08 PM   #12
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Do you mean like modern day keyholes, or those big giant ones for skeleton keys, which you can put your eyeball up to anyway?
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #13
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Do you mean like modern day keyholes, or those big giant ones for skeleton keys, which you can put your eyeball up to anyway?
Ha, never occurred to me before, but you don't see big keyholes anymore, with the little swinging cover to keep out the draft, it's all Yale keys these days, young 'uns, don't know you're born.......
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Do you mean like modern day keyholes, or those big giant ones for skeleton keys, which you can put your eyeball up to anyway?
Yea. That is what I was thinking..
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