Soft robots do a lot of things well but they're not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are slow to respond and difficult ...
Jul 21, 2016 in Engineering
Polymeric materials that stretch out when electrically stimulated can benefit from realistic numerical simulations
Robotic devices are usually composed of hard components such as aluminum and steel, in contrast to the soft tissues that power biological organisms. A study conducted by A*STAR researchers now makes it easier to turn squishy, ...
Jun 29, 2016 in Polymers