Growing healthy resilient biological tissues on humanoid robots [Read More]
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Growing healthy resilient biological tissues on humanoid robotsMusculoskeletal robots may one day assist the growth of replacement tissue grafts for transplant patients.
Researchers at the University of Oxford are beginning to investigate a potentially groundbreaking method for replacing damaged musculoskeletal tissues (such as muscle, tendons and ligaments), which remain unmet needs in regenerative medicine.
The proposed approach, which involves growing tissue grafts directly on humanoid musculoskeletal robots, could result in healthier, stronger tissue prior to transplantation on a patient.
Musculoskeletal humanoid robots, which aim to copy human joints, provide better range of motion and multiple degrees of freedom compared to the linear actuators used in basic bioreactors.
The full paper, Growing tissue grafts on humanoid robots: A future strategy in regenerative medicine?,’ can be read in the journal Science Robotics.