electro-mechanical devices

University of Illinois scientists design walking bio-bots, controlled by live muscle cells

Robots, as in automated electro-mechanical devices often imitative of humans or animals, have been around for quite some time. Such machines are usually controlled by highly complex circuitry, centered around an electric motor. A significant development in recent times is the growth of bio-inspired automatons, using biosensors and other biomaterials. Researchers at the University of…