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Biosynthetic Micro-Robot Will Combine Cells, Electronics
10/22/2012

The Cyberplasm micro-robot will combine engineered cellular devices, electronics, and new methods of communicating between biological and electronic components, such as between muscles and the nervous system.   (Source: Cyberplasm Project)
The Cyberplasm micro-robot will combine engineered cellular devices, electronics, and new methods of communicating between biological and electronic components, such as between muscles and the nervous system.
(Source: Cyberplasm Project)

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Beth Stackpole
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Re: Biosynthetic Micro-Robot applications
Beth Stackpole   10/22/2012 2:23:22 PM
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Sounds like some pretty radical foundational technology that could have huge impact across a wide variety of applications. The biomickry stuff you've been writing about is pretty amazing. But I have to ask: What is a sea lamprey?

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mrdon   10/22/2012 1:06:00 PM
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Hi Ann, Mold is a pesky little bacteria that can use some biosynthetic micro-robot cleansing. Also, cancer researchers may be able to put these robots to good use as well.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   10/22/2012 12:48:57 PM
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Thanks, mrdon. Allergies, eh? I hadn't thought of that in re this robot and drug delivery. Sounds like a great idea!--I suffer from them year-round. Right now, it's mold season in the redwoods, last week it was still dust and pollen season.

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Biosynthetic Micro-Robot applications
mrdon   10/22/2012 12:12:03 PM
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Hi Ann, Biosynthetic Micro-Robot research seems quite interesting based on your article. It's truly fascinating when electronics and biology are integrated to create these wonderful autonomous cells for the benefit it aiding the human body, for example drug delivery. The application of pollutants monitoring is quite interesting because of the micron level being engaged with these small biosynthetic machines. Who knows, allergies may become a thing of the past if such micro-machines can be used to eliminate their nose reactive bacteria. Great article as always Ann!

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