Join TEDxMileHigh and the Keplinger Research Group at the University of Colorado Boulder to experience their work developing soft artificial muscles – called HASELs – that promise to enable a new generation of multifunctional and life-like robots. You will have the chance to interact with HASELs in operation, and see their construction firsthand. You will even get a sneak preview of several emerging types of HASELs that promise to open up vast new applications in the field of robotics.


Engineering Center

1111 Engineering Drive

Boulder, CO 80309

Date, Time + Schedule

Thu, February 28, 2019

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST



Reach out to our Design & Adventures Director, Cate Croft at [email protected]


Christoph Keplinger is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, the principal inventor of HASEL artificial muscles, and the co-founder of Artimus Robotics. Originally from Austria, he studied soft matter physics at Johannes Kepler University Linz, before moving to the U.S. to research mechanics and chemistry at Harvard. His interdisciplinary research group works on muscle-mimetic actuators, functional polymers, and energy harvesting. Christoph and his wife are raising their two daughters to be tri-lingual in German, Russian, and English.