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  • Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves

    An artist rendering of a new generation of bio-bots – soft robotic devices powered by skeletal muscle tissue stimulated by on-board motor neurons.

    An artist rendering of a new generation of biobots – soft robotic devices powered by skeletal muscle tissue stimulated by on-board motor neurons.

    Graphic courtesy Michael Vincent

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  • To reach Taher Saif, call 217-333-8552; email saif@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Neuromuscular actuation of biohybrid motile bots” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1907051116