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BIOE 598 HGO - Special Topics - Soft Robotics

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in bioengineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 1 to 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

In this design course, we will explore soft materials used for devices to interface with humans, mimic natural systems, and improve upon traditional robots. Students will: (1) Explore fundamentals of polymer chemistry and flexible sensors. (2) Read and discuss current literature in the field. (3) Build actuators and sensors using polymer molding, Arduino controls (no prior experience necessary). (4) Design novel advances in bioinspired, wearable, or implantable soft robots. Please note that this section is only for online students who meet course program restrictions, as noted.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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