I really loved the movie Big Hero 6! Other than the fact that Baymax is really cute and lovable, I love the robotics and innovation featured in the film. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find that Microbots do in fact exists and its real! Not quite as sophisticated yet probably but already extremely helpful and effective.
It’s called Nanobots and its currently under testing in the medical field. It’s small and has a shape of an e-coli virus where the doctor will inject in your bloodstream and controls it using magnets. In its initial testing, it had already been tested to perform a procedure in a very sensitive part of the body – the eye.
And this is just the beginning, the possibilities are endless. And its application can go beyond medicine into various different fields too.
Anyway, I’m not techny enough to fully describe it, i highly encourage you see this article from CNN instead. 🙂