By Chiru Murage

Researchers at the University of Illinois have published in the online Proceedings of the National Academy of Science about a find that could lead to a new generation of biological robots. These tiny robots are the first of their kind to be made up of biological and mechanical parts. They are the first walking robots to be powered by live muscle, controlled by electric current. Adjusting the frequency of electric impulses can control the speed of the robots. This new bio-bot bring exciting news to the science community as it could lead the way to customized bio-bots for a range of different specific applications in all fields.

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