BPN718: Direct Electron-Mediated Control of Hybrid Multi-Cellular Robots


We propose a millimeter-scale, programmable cellular-synthetic hybrid sensor node capable of sensing and response in aqueous environments. This will be the first demonstration of a millimeter-scale synthetic autonomous multi-cellular hybrid with organic and man-made components. We have successfully developed a miniaturized bioelectronic sensing system (BESSY) including a centimeter-scale, two-channel, three-electrode potentiostat and a custom-fabricated, submersible, self-contained miniaturized reactor (m-reactor). The BESSY is capable of in-situ sensing of specific chemicals among environmental perturbations using differential current measurement.

Project end date: 06/01/18

Alyssa Y. Zhou
Tom J. Zajdel
Publication date: 
January 26, 2018
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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