American scientists have created a soft robot

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2017-05-31 21:00:05

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American scientists have created a soft robot

From may 29 to June 3 in Singapore held the international conference on robotics and automation. In the framework of this event, scientists from the United States presented almost entirely soft robot. Their invention has 4 limbs and, according to the creators, it can be useful to police and rescuers.

For the development of responsible employees of the University of California in San Diego. The robot is fully printed on a 3D printer. The body and limbs soft robot can be easily bent, allowing it to penetrate into the most inaccessible places. But it's not the most important thing: due to design features of a new robotic mechanism is able to overcome obstacles and move the sand, pebbles, rocks and inclines.

The movement Itself is due to the pump, which pumps air into chambers, which are located in the extremities of the apparatus. When one leg is filled with air and the other not, then pressurized leg is bent. Conversely, to bend when pumping air in the adjacent chamber. Themselves «foot» somewhat similar to the accordion and can freely develop to overcome bottlenecks. While the robot is connected to the control panel and the external pump, but in the future, the inventors plan to reduce the size of the mechanism and to provide it with battery and built-in micropumps, which will give the robot more autonomy and provide the opportunity of free movement. Tests soft robot you can see in the demonstration video below.

Http://youtu.be/LdBLkM0ZmEw

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