LEGO Robots Used To Generate Synthetic Bones

LEGO Robots Used To Generate Synthetic Bones
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Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using the company's MINDSTORMS technology to help them with lab work.

Jeremy D. Williams
  • 13 april 2012

Scientists from the University of Cambridge are using robotics from the LEGO MINDSTORMS robot set to help produce samples of synthetic bone tissue. The team uses hydroxyapatite-gelatin composites to create the synthetic bone, which has low energy costs and improved similarity to the tissues they are intended to replace. Synthetic bone can provide a vast array of innovative applications; from medical implants to building construction, but producing samples of bone can be an intensive and repetitive process.

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