22 November 2017
Vol 2, Issue 12

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ONLINE COVER Hybrid Vigor. A growing focus in robotics is the coupling of engineered materials to biological cells and tissues, such as the fluorescently dyed cardiomycetes shown here. Biohybrid devices may exploit the properties of both materials to enable robots with enhanced capabilities, or synthetic devices may assist in the function and the repair of biological tissues and organs. [CREDIT: ROGER J. BICK & BRIAN J. POINDEXTER/UT–HOUSTON MEDICAL SCHOOL/SCIENCE SOURCE]