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Skinbot: Robot That Crawls Over Your Body, Scans Your Skin

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Here is a tiny robot that uses suction-cup feet inspired by leeches to crawl over the body and perform close-up examinations of the skin. As this video by Artem Dementyev at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab suggests, robots like this can be used to perform minor surgical procedures in the future.

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