Biobots Workshop (Introductory)

Friday, February 02, 2024 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Building 26, 26-033
60 VASSAR ST, Cambridge, MA 02139

In this workshop, students will learn biofabrication and biohybrid design tools to build their own soft robotic device out of myoblast cells derived from mice muscle. Participants will gain skills from biology and mechanical engineering, such as cell culture, computer aided design (CAD), and stereolithography (SLA) 3D printing to create  “biobot” muscle rings. Students will create biocompatible skeletons for the muscle rings and stimulate them with light or electricity to cause contractions and  exert measurable forces onto the skeletons. Fabricating biobots is an introduction to the many exciting applications for biorobotics, such as understanding the biological motor control system and its role in disease and traumatic injury repair. Limited to 8 participants. Participants must attend all sessions. For additional information please email

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School of Engineering (SoE), School of Science


robotics, makerspace, biomechanics, Muscle, BioMaker, HHBMS, Bibots, C2C12

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