New York Times cites ECE Affiliate Professor Bashir

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Claire Hettinger, ECE ILLINOIS
7/12/2016 1:40:13 PM

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The Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering Rashid Bashir is featured as an expert source in "Stingray Robot Powered by Light, and Living Rat Cells," a New York Times article by Steph Yin about “biohybrid” robotics.

An international team of scientists designed a robotic stingray that they detailed in the journal Science on Thursday. 
Credit Karaghen Hudson and Michael Rosnach
An international team of scientists designed a robotic stingray that they detailed in the journal Science on Thursday. Credit Karaghen Hudson and Michael Rosnach

Bashir works on other projects including biological robots also called bio-bots. They use light stimulus to direct the movement of the bio-bots through an environment. For more about his research, check out this article and one of his research papers.  

The article featured a stingray robot that follows pulses of light to effectively swim through an obstacle course. Kevin Kit Parker, a professor at Harvard University, authored a paper on the stingray robot research.

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