Robots Powered by Rat Heart Cells to Deliver Drugs, Environmental Decontaminants

Posted: November 16, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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txchnologist:

by Charles Q. Choi

A new biological robot or “bio-bot” made with cells from rat hearts can inch across surfaces like a caterpillar.

Future bio-bots could incorporate neurons to intelligently react to their surroundings.

“You can imagine a bio-bot that can look for toxins in water and then annihilate them,” says researcher Rashid Bashir, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign bioengineer. “They could sense where those toxins are, move toward them and release chemicals that neutralize them, helping in environmental cleanup.”

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