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University of Illinois researchers create ‘walking’ biobot by combining 3D printed hydrogel skeleton with rat spinal cord 

Researchers from the University of Illinois have successfully merged a 3D printed hydrogel skeleton with the spinal cord of a rat to create a functional walking ‘spinobot.’ The novel method of powering the biobot involves the application of glutamate, a neurotransmitter released by nerve cells in the brain, as a stimulus to drive a patterned […]

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