Exploring a new frontier of cyber-physical systems: the human body

By |September 17th, 2015|News, Phoenix|0 Comments

$4.5M NSF CPS Frontier Award to Fund BU-Led Project

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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ONR supports proposal to create programmable micro-bio-robots

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) supports the proposal “Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Create Programmable Micro-Bio-Robots,” including researchers at Boston University (Collins, Belta, Densmore), Harvard (Church, Silver), MIT (Lu, Voigt, Weiss), Northeastern (Ayers), and the University of Pennsylvania (Kumar).

By |April 22nd, 2011|Awards, Doug-Densmore, Funding, News, Phoenix, WetLab|0 Comments