(HUFF POST) – When you think of the word operation the first thing you’ll probably visualise is a person being cut open on an operating table.

Well in the future, operations could look very different.

Scientists at MIT, the University of Sheffield and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a new type of origami robot which can transform into a ‘microsurgeon’.

The astonishing little robot is actually made of dried pig intestine which is then folded up like an accordion inside a dissolvable pill.

You ingest the tiny robot as you would a normal pill. Once it reaches the stomach the acids break away the outer shell allowing the robot to expand.

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