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Light-controlled robot could facilitate precise drug delivery

May 21, 2019   |   Zenopa

"Researchers at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth and City University of Hong Kong have developed a light-controlled, shape-changing robot by combining a light-sensitive gel, cardiac tissue engineering and a 3D-printed wing structure," writes Zenopa. ...

... "Zi Chen, an assistant professor of engineering at Thayer, said: 'With this technology we can create soft transformable robots with unprecedented manoeuvrability. The heart muscles keep churning, but they are unable to overcome the stopping power of the wings. We literally dropped drug bombs on cancer cells. The realisation of the transformable concept paves a pathway for potential development of next-generation intelligent biohybrid robotic systems.'"

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