Magnetic slime robot can stretch and squeeze into tight spaces, such as childrens' bodies

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Now my child has two foreign bodies stuck inside her. Thanks doc!

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Awwwww shit!

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That’s a low blow. That turd didn’t deserve to be compared to Alex Jones.

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Horror scenarios come immediately to mind.

Why does my mind do this??

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Bit of a stretch to call it a “robot”, isn’t it? But that’s what pulls in the grant money.

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well it uses software right?

( with apologies to rudy rucker, since most of the robots in his books are bendy fleshy things - so the joke isn’t mine. )

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Yeah, keep it that way, please!

Definitely a hard pass (no pun intended).

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From the video, it looks like the robot (?) needs to be on the white surface (whatever that is). Presumably there are magnets operating underneath it. I still think this is really, really neat, but it looks like we are far away from anything useful with this if it is stuck on the white board.

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I’m calling shenanigans.

This behaves exactly like the Crazy Aaron’s ‘magnetic putty’ I bought as a desk toy years ago. Seriously, this looks like they bought some of it and are pulling some kind of scam.
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It literally does everything shown in the video, in the presence of magnets. Cost me something like $17 in 2012.

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Yeah, typical of a biomedical firm. They advertise all the “lifesaving” capability to get the government grants, but don’t be surprised when they cash out on some Male Enhancement application…

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This is exactly what I thought. “Hey, my kid has a tin of this shit in the living room drawer!”.

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IKR? I mean, it’s even the same dark greyish-green colour. How the heck is that a coincidence?

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