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Faculty in the News: Rashid Bashir, Professor Bioengineering; Dean College of Engineering


A new class of muscle-powered walking bio-bots responds to light and has a modular design. Image by Janet Sinn-Hanlon. Video by Ritu Raman.

BIOMIMICRY - PBS News Hour: Rashid Bashir, a professor of electrical and computer engineering and bioengineering at Illinois, and his team are developing bio-bots that move using real muscles activated by flashes of light.