- 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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