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Comments on Spider Pill: Wireless Endoscopic Capsule Robot
Updated with 1962 Jetson's reference. This tiny, free-roaming robot is scheduled for a trip through your intestines sooner than you think. Especially if you are over 50. (With video and CAD diagram.) (Read the complete story)

"I think it was in Alexis Gilliland's "The Revolution from Rosinante", they had a sort of legged tranquilizer dispenser that was inserted like a suppository. It crawled up inside, anchored itself, dispensed tranquilizer over a period of days, and when empty it let go and was excreted. "
(Winchell Chung 10/14/2009 7:12:38 AM)
"There's also an episode from the original Jetsons cartoon from the '60s when George goes in for a checkup and the doctor has him swallow a robotic pill that is remotely controlled."
( 10/14/2009 7:40:40 AM)
"Winchell - interesting idea, if you could find a quote, that would be good. However, I'm trying to figure out which would be less disgusting; swallowing an eight-legged robotic capsule, or having an eight-legged robotic capsule inserted at the south end of the tract."
(Bill Christensen 10/14/2009 2:36:13 PM)
"As far as the Jetson's reference is concerned, I can't find any other mention of it in any of the Jetson episode summaries. Maybe I've googled poorly, because I'd like a picture of it."
(Bill Christensen 10/14/2009 2:39:57 PM)
"I'll try to dig up a quote for you. I remember the Jetson episode. The pill accidentally shoots out of George's ear and into an Egyptian mummy that the doctor inexplicably has in the exam room. The doctor then mistakenly concludes that George has only a few days to live, and hilarity ensues. "
(Winchell Chung 10/15/2009 2:21:22 PM)
"The Jetson episode is called "Test Pilot""
(Winchell Chung 10/15/2009 2:24:00 PM)
"Winchell - that's great! I found the episode and uploaded the pictures. Feast your eyes, readers!

First, take a look at the Peek-a-Boo Prober launcher:

Then, see the Peek-a-Boo Prober voice interface:

"
(Bill Christensen 10/15/2009 6:37:23 PM)

"want to know more about its applications............... "
(xyz 9/25/2010 10:21:33 AM)
"I found this and entered it after google books scanned it and put it online; see the Tapeworm Dispenser from Revolution from Rosinante, by Alexis Arnaldus Gilliland. Thanks again for everything, Winchell Chung."
(Bill 9/10/2021 10:08:44 AM)

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