Biohybrid actuators for robotics: A review of devices actuated by living cells

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Science Robotics  29 Nov 2017:
Vol. 2, Issue 12, eaaq0495
DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.aaq0495

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vol. 2 no. 12

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  • Received September 25, 2017
  • Accepted November 7, 2017

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  1. Leonardo Ricotti1,*,
  2. Barry Trimmer2,
  3. Adam W. Feinberg3,
  4. Ritu Raman4,
  5. Kevin K. Parker5,
  6. Rashid Bashir6,
  7. Metin Sitti7,
  8. Sylvain Martel8,
  9. Paolo Dario1 and
  10. Arianna Menciassi1
  1. 1The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pontedera, Pisa, Italy.
  2. 2Department of Biology, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02153, USA.
  3. 3Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
  4. 4Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  5. 5Disease Biophysics Group, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  6. 6Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.
  7. 7Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany.
  8. 8NanoRobotics Laboratory, Department of Computer and Software Engineering, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: leonardo.ricotti{at}


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