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  • These bots were made for walking: Cells power biological machines

    Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own.

    Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own.

    Photo by Elise A. Corbin

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      Miniature "bio-bots" developed at the University of Illinois are made of hydrogel and heart cells, but can walk on their own.

      Photo by Elise A. Corbin

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      The team that developed the "bio-bots" - from left, Taher Saif, Vincent Chan, Hyun Joon Kong, Rashid Bashir, Kidong Park and Mitchell Collens.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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