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Micromachines, Volume 10, Issue 7 (July 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Colon disease is seriously harmful to human health, and “early diagnosis and early treatment” is an [...] Read more. Colon disease is seriously harmful to human health, and “early diagnosis and early treatment” is an effective strategy to lower its incidence rate. A tether-less capsule robot that can be introduced from the anus and can explore the colon in a non-invasive manner is a promising device to implement this strategy. However, the nonstructural colon environment can seriously lower the movement performance of the capsule robot, and a commercially available button cell is unable to power the capsule robot for a long duration. Therefore, the question of how to improve movement performance and how to supply sufficient electric power have become the hot topics in the field of capsule robots. View this paper