'Soft' (and miniaturized) robots

The miniaturization of robots requires them to acquire the same “softness” and flexibility as biological tissues. This is the opinion of scientists like Antonio De Simone, from SISSA (the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste) and Marino Arroyo from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, who have just published a paper in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids: taking inspiration from unicellular water micro-organisms, they studied the locomotion mechanisms of “soft robots ” …read more

Source: EurekAlert

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