News tagged with soft material

Printing microelectrode array sensors on gummi candy

Microelectrodes can be used for direct measurement of electrical signals in the brain or heart. These applications require soft materials, however. With existing methods, attaching electrodes to such materials poses significant ...

dateJun 22, 2018 in Engineering
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Printing the 'soft' robots of the future

Three-dimensional printing offers unique advantages, but still faces many challenges, for fabricating small, flexible robots that can navigate through the human body and other confined spaces, according to a review in the ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in Engineering
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A new way to combine soft materials

Every complex human tool, from the first spear to latest smartphone, has contained multiple materials wedged, tied, screwed, glued or soldered together. But the next generation of tools, from autonomous squishy robots to ...

dateFeb 28, 2018 in Materials Science
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Robotic crystals that walk n' roll

Scientists at Waseda University may have come a step closer to innovating soft robots to care for people. Its material, however, is something you may have never expected.

dateFeb 21, 2018 in Robotics
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