Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab have been working on a palm-sized personal robot that is designed to literally crawl over your body. Called Skinbot, a lightweight robot that moves over the skin’s surface with a two-legged suction-based locomotion mechanism and captures a wide range of body parameters with an exchangeable multipurpose sensing module. The researchers believe that robots that live on our skin, such as SkinBot, will enable a more systematic study of the human body and offer great opportunities to advance our knowledge in many areas such as telemedicine, human-computer interfaces, body care, and fashion.

Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology