Michel Maharbiz

2012.03.26 maharbiz
Biotechnology series

Cyber-beetles flying to the rescue

March 26, 2012 | 20:00

On March 26th at the Digital October center with support of Scientific American magazine, Michel Maharbiz, a professor at the University of California – Berkeley, gave a lecture on the creation of bio-robots and the control of their flight.

On the 26th of March at the Digital October Center, a lecture by Michel Maharbiz, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, took place. Michel received his PhD for his work on microbioreactor systems. In 2009, Dr. Mahabiz’s laboratory, part of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was awarded the NSF Award for research into the production of microinterfaces for synthetic biology.

Currently Michel is not only actively developing micro- and nano-interfaces for cells and organisms, but recently his team has been recognized for their creation of the first-ever radio-controlled cyber-beetle. Michel Maharbiz’s ultimate goal is to understand the development of biomechanics and use this knowledge for the development of biomachines. 

On the 26th of March Dr. Maharbiz discussed the latest developments of his laboratory that are related to implantable neural systems that allow for the remote control of insects. After the lecture, Russian nanotechnology experts discussed the trends of extreme miniaturization of neural systems that have been developed with the goal of implantation in cellular organisms.

POST-LECTURE DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS

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    Danila Medvedev

    member of the coordination council of the Russian Transhumanist Movement, futurologist, host of TV program For the Future on Nauka 2.0 TV channel

  • Polilov

    Aleksei Polilov

    PhD in Biology, member of the Russian Entomological Society

  • Galushkin

    Alexander Galushkin

    PhD in Technical sciences, professor, Distinguished scientist of Russia, an expert in robotics and control systems

  • Shishkin ks

    Sergei Shishkin

    PhD in Biology, researcher at Lab for Neurophysiology and Neurocomputer Interfaces of Moscow State University. Senior researcher at Lab for Cognitive Methods and Neurointerfaces of National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

  • Martynenko

    Yuriy Martinenko

    professor, Head of the Laboratory of the General Mechanics of MSU, Distinguished scientist of Russia, an expert in robotics, mechatronics, biomehatronics

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