Comments on Spider Pill: Wireless Endoscopic Capsule Robot
Updated with 1962 Jetson's reference. This tiny, free-roaming robot is scheduled for a trip through your intestines sooner than you think. Especially if you are over 50. (With video and CAD diagram.) (Read
the complete story)
|"I think it was in Alexis Gilliland's "The Revolution from Rosinante", they had a sort of legged tranquilizer dispenser that was inserted like a suppository. It crawled up inside, anchored itself, dispensed tranquilizer over a period of days, and when empty it let go and was excreted. "
(Winchell Chung 10/14/2009 7:12:38 AM)
|"There's also an episode from the original Jetsons cartoon from the '60s when George goes in for a checkup and the doctor has him swallow a robotic pill that is remotely controlled."
( 10/14/2009 7:40:40 AM)
|"Winchell - interesting idea, if you could find a quote, that would be good. However, I'm trying to figure out which would be less disgusting; swallowing an eight-legged robotic capsule, or having an eight-legged robotic capsule inserted at the south end of the tract."
(Bill Christensen 10/14/2009 2:36:13 PM)
|"As far as the Jetson's reference is concerned, I can't find any other mention of it in any of the Jetson episode summaries. Maybe I've googled poorly, because I'd like a picture of it."
(Bill Christensen 10/14/2009 2:39:57 PM)
|"I'll try to dig up a quote for you.
I remember the Jetson episode. The pill accidentally shoots out of George's ear and into an Egyptian mummy that the doctor inexplicably has in the exam room. The doctor then mistakenly concludes that George has only a few days to live, and hilarity ensues. "
(Winchell Chung 10/15/2009 2:21:22 PM)
|"The Jetson episode is called "Test Pilot""
(Winchell Chung 10/15/2009 2:24:00 PM)
|"Winchell - that's great! I found the episode and uploaded the pictures. Feast your eyes, readers!
First, take a look at the Peek-a-Boo Prober launcher:
Then, see the Peek-a-Boo Prober voice interface:
(Bill Christensen 10/15/2009 6:37:23 PM)
|"want to know more about its applications...............
(xyz 9/25/2010 10:21:33 AM)
Get more information on Spider Pill: Wireless Endoscopic Capsule Robot
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Las Vegas Tunnels To Have Autonomous Teslas
'...just a steady velvety whirr as the taxi sped along.'
TCL CSOT 17-Inch Printed OLED Scrolling Display
'..a wide sheet of clear material suddenly flared with light and swirling colour.'
Reachy Humanoid VR Teleoperation App
"I went to the control room where the three other men were manipulating their mechanical men...'
Unitree A1 Robot ala Black Mirror and Snow Crash
'The legs are long, curled way up to deliver power...'
DALL-E Makes Creative Images From Text
Okay, sf fans. If you could have some art created from a science fiction sentence, what sentence would you pick?
BladeBUG Robots Clean Massive Wind Turbine Blades
'There were the cleaners, with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length...'
Looms To Manually Weave Lunar Rover Wheels
It's fascinating to me how the Apollo program forced people to think outside their usual boxes.
IceBot Antarctic (Planetary?) Robotic Explorers Made Of Ice
'Some will combine in place to form more complicated structures, like excavators or centipedes.'
Glad 2020 Is Over
Maybe you missed one of these?
PEDOT Polymer Could Enhance Brain-Machine Interfaces
'the hair-fine wire going deep into Owen's brain, down into the pleasure center.'
Study: Robots Encourage Humans To Take Risks
Not exactly Three Laws compliant.
Kinetic Buildings And Psychotropic Houses
'There was a dim whirring, and the spheres tipped and began to rotate...'
Jupe Urban Escape Pods Have Tesla, SpaceX Roots
'The houses are prefabricated units... and they sell at the flat rate of five hundred dollars a room — set up.'
Best Robot Dance Video Of 2020
'I can Mashed Potato... I can do the Twist.'
Vertical Farm In Singapore's Output Is 1.5 Tons Per Day
'A towering eighty-story structure like the office "In-and-Out" baskets stacked up to the sky.'
3D Printed 'Blisk' Manufactured In Orbit
'It can be mass-produced only in the orbiting factories...'
Comercial Airlock 'Bishop' Now On ISS
'They put the bones and the glass can that had contained the soup into the double-doored partition or vestibule...'
Space Station Could Use Some Martian Sawgrass
'What better purifying machine is there than a plot of grass?'
ARTUu AI Copilot For USAF
'A series of short beep's and chirps issued from his speaker...'
Smellicopter Combines Live Moth Antenna With Mechanical Drone
'The organic tissue is inserted in the master tank and then sealed.'