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Photos of the Day: Bio-Bots Could Stroll Through the Body

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:09pm
University of Illinois


Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field. The new bio-bots are powered by a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. This gives the researchers a simple way to control the bio-bots and opens the possibilities for other forward design principles, so engineers can customize bio-bots for specific applications. (Credit: Janet Sinn-Hanlon, Design Group@VetMed)

Read: Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

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