Spinal cord gives biological robots walking rhythm -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Spinal cord gives biological robots walking rhythm

30.04.2020

Image: biological robot with a spinal cord; Copyright: Image courtesy Collin Kaufman

Bio-bots are propelled by a ring of muscle on a hydrogel skeleton. Illinois researchers have been the first to innervate them with rat spinal cord segments, giving the 'spinobots' a natural walking rhythm.

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