About this Research Topic
Medical research showed that the creation of a biomimetic environment around a tissue or an organ can improve and extend its preservation. Improved organ preservation can contribute to solving human organ shortage. The objective of this Research Topic is to report on the recent advances on robotic devices capable of creating such a biomimetic environment to maintain and grow human tissues and organs. Such a robotic device often include mechanical and/or electrical stimulation of the graft, as well as perfusion. By bringing together experts in the field in this Research Topic, we hope to make the community more aware of the design and control challenges of such robotic devices and disseminate the recent and novel research trends in this area.
Papers reporting on both the design and control of robotic systems for tissue and organ maintenance and growth are welcome. Of particular interest are articles that address topics related (but not limited) to:
- Bioreactor with mechanical and/or electrical stimulation of tissue/organs
- Robots for ex- or in-vivo tissue/organ mechanical stimulation
- Robotic systems mimicking the human body to preserve tissues/organs
Keywords: Biomimetic robotic system, Robotic bioreactor, Mechanical stimulation, Electrical stimulation, In vitro tissue regeneration, In vitro organ maintenance, Control of human tissues
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