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JRM Vol.34 No.2 pp. 260-262
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2022.p0260
(2022)

Letter:

Biohybrid Soft Robots Driven by Contractions of Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Yuya Morimoto and Shoji Takeuchi

Department of Mechano-Informatics, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan

Received:
August 29, 2021
Accepted:
September 28, 2021
Published:
April 20, 2022
Keywords:
biohybrid robotics, biofabrication, microfabrication, tissue engineering, flexible skeleton
Abstract
Biohybrid Soft Robots Driven by Contractions of Skeletal Muscle Tissue

Biohybrid soft robot driven by muscle tissue contractions

In this letter, we introduce biohybrid robots powered by skeletal muscle tissue. Culturing myoblast-laden extracellular matrix structures enables the construction of skeletal muscle tissue in vitro. Biohybrid robots constructed by the integration of such fabricated muscle tissue with robot skeletons have achieved various movements, according to the configuration of the skeleton. We believe that biohybrid robots will increasingly become available in the field of robotics.

Cite this article as:
Y. Morimoto and S. Takeuchi, “Biohybrid Soft Robots Driven by Contractions of Skeletal Muscle Tissue,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.34, No.2, pp. 260-262, 2022.
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