New shape-shifting material that can move like a robot created by UNSW | July 13, 2022 | ACM

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Australian engineers have developed a shape-shifting, smart textile that has the potential to help people with disabilities walk again.

The material is constructed from tiny, soft artificial 'muscle' fibres that can turn a two-dimensional material into 3D structures.

The University of NSW Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering research team that developed the textile believes it will have a wide range of applications in multiple fields.