New soft actuators could make soft robots less bulky

ScienceDaily | Oct 12, 2019 at 3:16 AM
  • As a proof of concept, engineers used these new actuators to build a soft, battery-powered robot that can walk untethered on flat surfaces and move objects.
  • In the current study, UC San Diego engineers created soft actuators that are controlled with electricity.
  • This work was performed in part at the San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure (SDNI) at UC San Diego, a member of the National Nanotechnology Coordinate Infrastructure.