Robot takes cue from frog designed to give surgeons a better view

06/9/2013 | Forbes

Slippery internal biological surfaces are no problem for a tiny robot designed to grip and crawl inside a patient's body during keyhole surgeries, according to this article. The robot, developed at the University of Leeds School of Mechanical Engineering in the U.K., was inspired by the feet of a climbing tree frog. Its purpose is to carry a video camera and give surgeons a better view of what they're doing.

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