Heart Cells Are Bringing Robots To Life

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Scientists just created a tiny robot made of metal and rubber but powered by rat heart muscle cells! How do biological hybrid machines work?

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Robotic stingray powered by light-activated muscle cells
“Kevin Kit Parker wants to build a human heart. His young daughter loves the New England Aquarium in Boston. In this Science report, father’s and daughter’s obsessions have combined in an unlikely creation: a nickel-sized artificial stingray whose swimming is guided by light and powered by rat heart muscle cells.”

A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion.
“Here we combined these capabilities in a systematic design strategy to reverse engineer a muscular pump. We report the construction of a freely swimming jellyfish from chemically dissociated rat tissue and silicone polymer as a proof of concept.”

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London Lawan says:

Some type of bird, maybe an owl?

braveheartbob says:

when did Olivia Munn get her PHD!
seems like we could be better off creating a new propulsion system rather than trying to mimic Mother Nature's creations … but i s'pose Her's is an already proven method

Logan You'll says:

Uh oh. Synths are coming. Damn you institution

Ethan Wagner says:

The title of this video sounds like the description of a crappy sci-fi movie: a killer robot gains morals when a living heart is placed inside it, or something stupid like that.

Batman says:

you look like Olivia Munn

RaC says:

Her intro feels like a robot.

Geno Gardner says:

Robots with a sweet tooth? Nice. :o)

sajin kumar says:

Soon… Humans will be immortal through science. But atlast we will be distroyed because by global Warming.

Joe A7Rii says:

Cats: No purpose, just purrs a lot.

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