Soft Bodied Robots For Medical Use Created by Research Team

Researchers from the Ohio State University and Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a way to send very small, “soft robots” into humans.

These could lead the way to less invasive surgeries as well as a delivery method for treatments for conditions ranging from colon polyps, to artery blockages, to stomach cancer.

Under their new system, doctors would steer the soft robot inside the body using magnetic fields. The robots are like a small actuator and because they are navigated wirelessly it makes their use far less invasive.

The soft robot is composed of a magnetic polymer; a soft composite that has magnetic particles mixed in which allows it to be controlled remotely by magnetic field.

This concept isn’t entirely new but the soft body of the robot is and this feature means less damage to the body traditional robots with hard bodies.



Ohio State Hosts Georgia Tech For Pair of Midweek Contests at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

Jody Victor: Here is some great Buckeye baseball news from and

COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team welcomes Georgia Tech to Columbus for a pair of midweek games Tuesday and Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch Tuesday is set for 7:05 p.m. with Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.

The Buckeyes took two of three games over the weekend against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. Ohio State dropped the opener, 8-0, Saturday before winning the middle game, 5-3, Sunday and earning a 6-2 win in the finale Monday.

Jaron Long tossed 7.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits while tying his career high with eight strikeouts to earn the win in the rubber game while Jacob Bosiokovic went 5-for-11 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the series. Kirby Pellant went 4-for-12 in the series with four RBI, a run scored and the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning of Monday?s win.

Georgia Tech enters the week with a 29-18 record, 12-12 in ACC play. Brandon Thomas leads the Yellow Jackets with a .379 average to go along with 13 doubles, a triple, a home run, 38 runs scored and 22 RBI.

Ohio State trails the all-time series with the Yellow Jackets, 14-6-1, after Georgia Tech took two of three games last February in Atlanta.


Jody Victor