This is a tissue-engineered soft robotic ray and a little skate, Leucoraja erinacea. Karaghen Hudson Biology Technology 

Robotic Ray with Rodent Cells

By Kate Stone Yes, researchers have finally created one of the things we have all been waiting for: A swimming robotic ray. Not an RC Car This isn’t a rubber stingray that works like a radio-controlled car or a programmable rover. This robotic stingray is powered and guided by light-sensitive rat-heart cells. Yes, you read that correctly. [tweetthis]Robotic stingray swims with rat cells and electrical signals.[/tweetthis] The project demonstrated a new method for building bio-inspired robots by means of tissue engineering. Batoid fish, such as stingrays, are recognizable by their…

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