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Unfolding meat robot can retrieve ingested batteries (Tomorrow Daily 365)A small, origami robot made of sausage casing captures accidentally eaten batteries; also, registration starts for autonomous, self-driving shuttle tests in London.
[MUSIC] Greetings, citizens of the Internet. Welcome to Tomorrow Daily, the best geek talk show in the known universe. I'm Ashley Esqueda. I'm Jeff Cannata. We're about to catch you up on today's stories with headlines. Hey, are you one of our viewers in London? If so, you can sign up to test drive this self-driving shuttle. The Gateway Project is now accepting registrations for the very first public autonomous vehicle trial. The vehicle isn't a car but a cute little shuttle that looks almost like a very short monorail train with windshields on both ends. They are fully electric and totally automated. With the ability to find its way around using lasers and sensors mounted to the carriage. Professor and technical lead of the gateway project, Nick Reed, said quote, testing these vehicles in a living environment takes the concept from fiction to To reality unquote. Are you read to sign up to test the first automated thing? You know what, it does not go as fast as the hyperloop so I feel like chance of liquification of my body is a lot lower, so yeah. Willing to do the hyper loop I guess you're willing to do this. If this thing were to crash it feels like maybe it would just be like a Yeah. Well there's no other cars driving at the hyper loop though. [LAUGH] That's true. That is true. That is a fair point. It feels slightly more dangerous. But I think this is adorable and if you live in Greenwich you should sign up for that if you're in the London neighborhood. If you've ever known someone or yourself to have swallowed a button battery at some point in your life It could be dangerous, but maybe not anymore with the help of this tiny little origami robot. An international team of researchers is showing off a tiny origami robot made out of sausage casing designed to be ingested in the event of accidental battery consumption. After you swallow this little guy via an ice capsule It would head to your stomach via an external magnetic field helping guide it, and a combo of flexing along surfaces and swimming in your gut would get it to your stomach. When it arrives at the battery a tiny little magnet on board picks it up. And you are good to go. The experiment was conducted on a synthetic stomach, but potential future uses are foreign object retrieval, like we mentioned, medicine delivery and even tissue patching. They're saying they could take this little Pretty awesome. unfolding robot and patch some tissue in your stomach. They say 3500 people in the U.S. alone every year swallow batteries. Don't do that. That's a lot. So kids, I mean, it's like if. Well, you're gonna have that problem. You're having a baby. That baby's probably gonna swallow batteries at some point. Well, that's all I'm gonna feed it, so I suppose. Yes, robot baby, yeah. I just want it to have lots of energy. [LAUGH] Robot baby, all I do is feed it batteries. Yeah, so I thought that was pretty fascinating. Pretty fascinating. And also really creepy how it unfolds itself after you. Now is that the story you wanna talk about on Thursday? I mean I kinda want to talk about gateway, but yeah,I think, I feel like we should talk about medical advancements in these like sort of unfolding robots yeah>>and things like that, so yeah, I'm down for robots. sounds good>> stomach robots origami meatbot.>> Origami meat bot. So if you guys want to talk about origami meat bot with us, you can do so on Twitter. Just use our hash tag HEYTD. Yeah, and if you use that hashtag and tell us what you think of an origami meat robot, protruding a battery in your stomach, we might use it on the show. I'm just saying. It could be great. Now that we're done with headlines, let's check out our phonetographer of the day. Today's phonetagrapher of the day is Abraham who took this delightful photo on his Iphone 6. Abraham wrote and said, my name is Abraham and I took this picture on my holiday to Bali last month. I used an Iphone 6, I brought my storm trooper with me all the time and took some pictures, this one I took on the beach of Tana Lot. That's so rad I love this, it looks like he actually got a full size Storm Trooper outfit, but no. It's merely photography trickery. I know it's a trick of the eye, it's an optical illusion. I do love these where you take toys and you make it look like they're full size. It's really, really fun. And this is a great picture. Obviously you were on vacation during springtime, so it fit Our theme, our May theme of spring time. Yes, always they say. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the storm troopers are. Are looking out into the ocean, that's what they're doing. That's the saying. Always in the spring time. If you want to submit your phonetography, firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah be sure to tell us what device you took it on, give us permission to use it on the show. Show. Tell us how to pronounce your name and give us a little story about why you took that particular photo. Yeah, we're also all over the internet on social media so come have fun with us. And you can of course share the show which we always appreciate by sending a friend, a frenemy, or an enemy to tomorrowdaily.com. Even if you just wanna watch it with your Storm Troopers. Yeah, do it, set them all up. [UNKNOWN] hangs out with us every day on set. He's really our I'm your friend.>> That's true. Now that is it for the show today we will be back tomorrow with a brand new docket, the delicious sandwich of science facts and science fictions coming together. But until then- Be good human.>> Bye, guys. [MUSIC]