Microelectronics give researchers a remote control for biological robots

Remotely controlled miniature biological robots have many potential applications in medicine, sensing and environmental monitoring.
Image courtesy of Yongdeok Kim

Editor’s notes: To reach Rashid Bashir, email rbashir@illinois.edu. To reach Mattia Gazzola, email mgazzola@illinois.edu. To reach Youngdeok Kim, email yk6@illinois.edu. To reach Zhengwei Li, email zli65@central.uh.edu. To reach John A. Rogers, email jrogers@northwestern.edu.

The paper “Remote control of muscle-driven miniature robots with battery-free wireless optoelectronics” is available online.

DOI: 10.1126/scirobotics.add1053

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