Can we design biodegradable soft material heals instantly and maintain its mechanical properties functionalities? Interesting discussion With Abdon Pena-Francesch, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan. In this episode, Abdon shares his research on self-healing materials for soft machines, what are the challenges designing biodegradable self-healing materials. What are the scenarios of materials external and internal continuum damages and why modeling is challenging? What is the ideal sensor for detecting damages and health monitoring?