Three-Chambered Robot with Electric Skin Offers Flexibility in Movement

Published by , March 6, 2016 10:34 pm

(ValueWalk) A team of researchers from Cornell have demonstrated glowing electric skin that could be put to use in future wearables. The researchers created a three-chamber robot from the material, with the newly developed ‘skin’ layers on top, and inflatable layers below that allow movement,” according to a release from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “As the chambers expand linearly, the robot moves forward with a worm-like wiggle.”
Engineers have become increasingly interested in soft robots because their bending nature and soft feel would make them ideal in emergency situations as they could squeeze into tight spaces considerably easier than their rigid brethren, stiff, inflexible robots.

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