Scientists from Harvard University made a robot from cells of rats
What you get when you mix heart cells of rats with silicone from the implant, and then apply the miracle of genetic engineering
A difficult question, but you`ve probably guessed from the title – you get incredible living robot (see how it came out. A team of scientists from Harvard University developed this unique boat is a miracle of bioengineering.
Cyborg made of four separate layers – a substrate of silicon, which forms the body frame system, made of gold plates, the second layer of silicone, which insulates the frame and finally, 200 000 of genetically modified cells of the rat heart.
The cells were so designed that compressed when pass a certain wavelength. When this happens, the robot is really starting to swim in the sea common fish ramp. Another interesting feature of live bot that need a constant light source, and nutrient-rich liquid, explains one of the scientists of the project is Keith Parker. Thus, cells remain alive, and the cyborg can be controlled at a distance.
A curious hybrid cannot survive outside the laboratory, at least not yet. If it is time to pull out of nutrient fluid, it will be immediately attacked by bacteria and fungi, as living cells do not have active immune system.
The developers, however, hopes that the study may in future become a basis for other scientists who develop genetically more stable structure. "Experts in robotics and engineers can use the bio cells, as a building material in different ways," he finishes.
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