Biorobotic actuator with a muscle tissue driven by a photostimulation

Masahiro Shimizu, Shintaro Yawata, Kota Miyasaka, Koichiro Miyamoto, Toshifumi Asano, Tatsuo Yoshinobu, Hiromu Yawo, Toshihiko Ogura, Akio Ishiguro

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Abstract

The authors aim to develop a biorobotic actuator with a muscle tissue of developing chick embryos driven by a photostimulation. The goal is to find an appropriate method for driving such bio-actuators. To do so, we introduce channelrhodopsin-2 which works as both a photoreceptor and an ion channel. We here report on the deeply interesting experimental results as follows: (1) We employed developing chick embryos, that was electroporated chopWR-venus to prospective limb region. (2) Then, we observed that the muscle tissue actuator is contracted by a blue light stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - First International Conference, Living Machines 2012, Proceedings
Pages394-395
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jul 24
Event1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2012 Jul 92012 Jul 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7375 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/7/912/7/12

Keywords

  • Muscle tissue
  • Photostimulation
  • channelrhodopsin-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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