Biological Muscles

Soft, Self-healing Devices Accurately Replicate Biological Muscles

A team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Engineering Center have come up with a new class of soft devices that can be activated electronically. They can replicate the contraction and expansion of natural muscles. The devices can be made from various low-cost materials and can sense their own movements. They can also heal automatically from electrical damage. Such devices mark a major improvement in the domain of