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Brown University | DOD Grant Automated Tissue Manufacturing with the BioAssemblyBot®

BAB AI locating the tissue ring
BAB AI locating a tissue ring

Brown University through a grant by the Department of Defense (DOD) has developed a novel automated tissue manufacturing process using Advanced Solutions' BioAssemblyBot® (BAB). BAB uses computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomously assemble tissue components, such as rings or sheets, into more advanced structures, such as tubes or laminates, as part of the tissue manufacturing process.

The video below showcases the Tissue Gripper BAB Hand stacking connective tissue rings that progresses, following fusion of the rings during culturing, to form the living precursor of a trachea.

One of the key advantages of BAB is her ability to handle delicate tissue components with precision and consistency. The system uses computer vision to identify and track tissue components, allowing her to grip and transfer them with high accuracy. This is particularly important for fragile tissue components, which are difficult to handle manually without damaging them. Another advantage of BAB is her ability to perform tissue assembly tasks autonomously, without the need for human intervention. This not only reduces the risk of errors and contamination but also allows for the system to operate continuously, significantly increasing the efficiency and throughput of tissue manufacturing processes.