Synthetic Bio-Bots Take Their First Steps

My following article below was exclusively published by SERIOUS WONDER:

bio bot movement

Swimming like spermatozoa, researchers and engineers at the University of Illinois breathed life into a synthetic bio-bot that self-propels through the contraction of cultured heart cells known as cardiomyocytes.

Modeled after single-celled organisms, these bio-bots consist of a long flagella-like tail made up of flexible polymer, alongside a short head by its end that is attached with cardiomyocytes near its junction. Of which are self-aligned with synchronized contractions, sending waves down its tail to help it propel forward.

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