The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a five-year, $4.5 million Cyber-Physical Systems Program (CPS) Frontier grant to BU researchers Calin Belta and Doug Densmore (along with U Penn’s Vijay Kumar and MIT’s Ron Weiss). The researchers aim to engineer bacterial or mammalian cells to exhibit specified behaviors, and direct a fleet of micro-robots to corral the engineered cells into working together to perform desired tasks.

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