Micro Bio Robots

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We are interested in synthesizing Micro Bio Robots (MBRs), robots that are 10-100 µm in size powered by biological sensors and/or actuators, as well as intelligent control and planning software. MBRs capable of navigating micro scale environments have applications in drug discovery, proteomics, therapeutics, and micro assembly. Our research focuses on fundamental problems underlying mobility and adhesion of bacteria, swarming interactions between bacteria, and micro robot navigation in fluid channels, to the synthesis of bio sensors and biological circuits for sensor-actuator-communication loops.