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Bio Bots Moved By Light

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed biological robots that are moved by light.  Rashid Bashir, head of bioengineering, and other colleagues have created the robots. Using optogenetics, the researchers can control the tiny robot by light.  Skeletal muscle … Continue reading

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Robotic Jellyfish

Researchers at the Virginia Tech have created a jellyfish inspired robot called RoboJelly.  Using shape memory alloy composites , the robot is able to propel itself like a real jellyfish. Virginia Tech is also looking at not powering the robot … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Inspired Robot

A robot called GoQBot, designed by Hual-Tin Lin from Tufts University,  was inspired by a caterpillar.  We have seen other robots inspired by nature, like Stanford’s gecko inspired robot, but most are made of hard materials, like hard metal or … Continue reading

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