Bookmark Bookmark

Stingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired robotics

Stingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired robotics

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics.

Stingray:

  • The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins that start at the head and end at the base of their tail, makes them ideal to model bio- electromechanical systems on.
  • The 10-millimetre long robot is made up of four layers: tissue composed of live heart cells, two distinct types of specialised biomaterials for structural support, and flexible electrodes.

The development of such bioinspired systems could enable future robotics that contain both biological tissues and electronic systems. 

Use: This advancement could be used for medical therapies such as personalized tissue patches to strengthen cardiac muscle tissue for heart attack patients.

You might be interested:

Evening News Digest: 14 January 2018

FM Arun Jaitley launches country’s first Agri-commodity Options in Guar Seed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley launched the country's first agri-commodity options in guar seed on 14 January 2 ...

3 years ago

One Liners of the Day : 15 January 2018

National The country's first agri-commodity options in guar seed to be launched in New Delhi by – Arun Jaitley Seventh edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in – Karnataka ...

3 years ago

Banking Digest: 15 January 2018

National The country's first agri-commodity options in guar seed to be launched in New Delhi by – Arun Jaitley Seventh edition of Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav begins in – Karnataka ...

3 years ago

India misses 2017 deadline for Kala Azar elimination

India misses 2017 deadline for Kala Azar elimination India has missed the 2017 deadline that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced for elimination of Kala Azar (black fever) in his Budget speec ...

3 years ago

India achieves 9% decline in U-5 child mortality rate

India achieves 9% decline in U-5 child mortality rate India has registered a significant decline in under-five child mortality.  According to the bulletin, under-five child mortality (U5MR) of In ...

3 years ago

Evening News Digest: 13 January 2018

Saksham-2018 to be held from January 16 Saksham-2018’, planned with various interactive programs and activities with the campaign on fuel  conservation, getting a kick-start in a mega inau ...

3 years ago

Provide your feedback on this article: