New York Times cites ECE Affiliate Professor Bashir
Claire Hettinger, ECE ILLINOIS
7/12/2016 1:40:13 PM
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.
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.