Feb 19, 2022

Self-healing materials for robotics made from ‘jelly’ and salt

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Researchers have developed self-healing, biodegradable, 3D-printed materials that could be used in the development of realistic artificial hands and other soft robotics applications.

The low-cost jelly-like materials, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, can sense strain, temperature and humidity. And unlike earlier robots, they can also partially repair themselves at room temperature.

The results are reported in the journal NPG Asia Materials.

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