Phototactic guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray

Published in Science, 2016


Swim into the light
        A bio-inspired swimming robot that mimics a ray fish can be guided by light. Park
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        built a 1/10th-scale version of a ray fish with a microfabricated gold skeleton and a rubber body powered by rat heart muscle cells. The cardiomyocytes were genetically engineered to respond to light cues, so that the undulatory movements propelling the robot through water would follow a light source.
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