Science Friday highlights PhD students Elizabeth Beattie and Denise Wong in "Dawn of the Cyborg Bacteria"

Dawn of the Cyborg Bacteria

Produced by: Luke Groskin | Posted 27 February 2015

In a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, two roboticists have harnessed the sensing, swimming, and swarming abilities of bacteria to power microscopic robots. Even though their work sounds like the premise of a dark science fiction film, PhD students Elizabeth Beattie and Denise Wong hope these initial experiments with nano bio-robots will provide a platform for future medical and micro-engineering endeavors.

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