Swallowable Robot

The BBC is reporting on a wirelessly controlled "spider pill" being developed somewhere in Italy. The device supposedly has eight legs and reportedly can crawl through intestines. With an attached video camera, the device might actually become a diagnostic modality for imaging the intestinal tract. The big question is whether it is more unpleasant to have a colonoscope defile you or a robotic gerbil crawl through the insides.

Source: medgadget.comAdded: 28 October 2009