Jul 9, 2016

Researchers Develop Robotic Stingray from Living Rat Cells

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A new artificially organic stingray created by a team of researchers is redefining what constitutes a living organism. The small stingray is controlled and powered by light-activated cells taken from a rat’s heart. All anatomical features relative to a real stingray are present on the artificial creature which utilizes a polymer skin to create structure. Cells embed inside the skin are capable of flapping the wings of the stingray, propelling it through the water as well as controlling direction with the artificial stingray tail.

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