Soft Robotics With Ritu Raman

By Marwa ElDiwiny

Compelling discussion with Ritu Raman, a passionate biohybrid designer, her goal is to build machines powered by biological materials. She is the recipient of MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 Class of 2019 and the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. A postdoctoral fellow in the renowned Langer Lab at MIT. In this episode, we spoke about why biohybrid design is important? Can we design a biohybrid muscle stronger than the biological one and enhancing its functionalities? What are the challenges of interfacing biological and synthetic materials? Is there any other living creature more inspiring than the human body structure? To which level the engineered biohybrid materials are intelligent? Can they feel the pain? To which level you have to deeply understand the biology for designing biohybrid materials and her message for inclusivity. I hope you would enjoy it.

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