X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

This Cigarette Smoking Robot Could Help Save Humans

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

A team at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering has developed a research system that can smoke cigarettes. The gatling gun style system has a mechanical element that can light and puff cigarettes to get the smoke. Surprisingly this system is not named Patty or Selma.

smoking_machine_1zoom in

The machine simulates how smoke affects humans by passing smoke through a custom designed “airway-on-a-chip.” The plan is that this system will lead to a better understanding of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and also won’t kill any lab rats along the way. The team published their work in an article in the journal Cell Systems.

smoking_machine_2zoom in

You can check out the cigarette smoking machine in action in the video clip below:

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the day when machines become addicted to cigarettes and get winded trying to hunt us down.

[via IEEE Spectrum via Laughing Squid]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Hot Toys Batman: Arkham Knight 1/6 Scale Action Figure

Sentinel Re:Edit 12 Iron Man House of M Armor Action Figure

Sentinel Re:Edit 12 Iron Man House of M Armor Action Figure

How Rubber Bands Are Made

How Rubber Bands Are Made

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Honda Teases All-new 2018 Accord and It Doesn’t Look Boring

Honda Teases All-new 2018 Accord and It Doesn’t Look Boring

Dodge Demon Allocation Plan Aims to Limit Price Gouging

Dodge Demon Allocation Plan Aims to Limit Price Gouging