Robot Stingrays Powered by Rat Muscle Cells - IEEE Spectrum Report

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Robots have advanced an enormous amount over the past few years, but they’re nowhere close to the efficiency and capability of animals. As Celia Gorman and Evan Ackerman report in this IEEE Spectrum video, one way to avoid playing catch-up is to simply steal everything you can from animals as directly as possible. That's exactly what Sung-Jin Park and Professor Kevin Kit Parker at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard did. Their fully controllable robotic ray is powered by a gold skeleton and light-activated rat muscle cells.

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  • July 12, 2016

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