This incredible soft robot needs no batteries or computer chips

Incredible soft #robot needs no batteries or computer chips ? #robotics #renewables #AI #IoT

  • Researchers use an ingenious design to make a soft robot that moves on its own.
  • But the octobot is purposefully minimalist, meant just to show that such a soft robot can be made at all.
  • A researcher measures a silicone mixture that will form the body of the octobot.
  • The octobot is made out of materials that most microfluidics labs have on hand.
  • The platinum ink will help turn liquid hydrogen peroxide into gas to move the tentacles; another ink will pave the way for vessels throughout the bot that the gas will travel through.

Researchers use an ingenious design to make a soft robot that moves on its own.
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