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Convo Starters: Toothbrushing Microbots: Coming to a Mouth Near You?

Dennis tells Fingerling there’s a tooth donkey that comes to visit when you lose a tooth. If you could have anything stand in for the old tooth fairy, what or who would you choose?

In this episode, Guy Raz explains to the gang that it’s important to come up with lots of ideas before you can get to the good ones. We’ve all had some bad ideas of our own. Tell someone about the worst idea you’ve ever had.

We learned how scientists are developing robots to assist people with toothbrushing. What other types of inventions might we use shapeshifting robotic microswarms to design? Think of something somebody might struggle with then imagine a product that could help them out.