The Slim Slime Robot from the Tokyo Institute of Technologys Hirose Fukushima Lab is a pneumatically driven active cord mechanism. It is used to inspect pipes in chemical laboratories or nuclear plants, detect unexploded mines, and help first responders find victims in collapsed buildings. A series of six connected modules are driven by pneumatic actuators. Compressed air is forced from the main tube of each module into that modules bellows, or flexible pneumatic actuators, which are located…
Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch, holds promise for sensory robotics and interactive environments
Paper-thin e-skin responds to touch, holds promise for sensory robotics and interactive environments, The new electronic skin, or e-skin, responds to touch by instantly lighting up. The more intense the pressure, the brighter the light it emits.
NASAs new robot is designed to bounce and roll across rough terrain | News: NASA is developing robots made from a tensile system of interlocking rods and cables that can transform from flat components into a ball shape then tense and flex to roll around the surface of planets.