This genetically engineered ‘living robot’ moves with rat heart cells

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by  on July 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

This past week saw an intriguing confluence of multiple disciplines, in the form a new artificial stingray model its creators call a “living robot,” and an unconventional means of studying the human heart. Driven by rat cells and modeled after a fish, it might seem like (and be) an odd way of looking into human anatomy, but it could help improve our heart health as well. Plus: robot stingray!

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