China Develops Robot with Brain Made from Human Cells

Researchers at Tianjin University and Southern University of Science and Technology have unveiled a brain organoid comprising tissue grown from human stem cells. This innovative “brain-on-a-chip” technology enables the robot to perform simple tasks such as grabbing objects.

Using lab-grown stem cells, scientists have integrated these cells with a neurointerface chip, creating a technology that allows the robot to navigate obstacles and grasp items.

This development falls under the “brain-computer interface” (BCI) category, which involves linking brain electrical signals with external computational power.

The organoids are developed using pluripotent stem cells, which can establish functional connections with the brain. Additionally, low-intensity ultrasound is employed to strengthen the connection between cells and differentiate the organoid cells into neurons.

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