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Category: actuator

Robotics | IoT

Reconfigurable soft actuator quickly transforms to multiple shapes

Mechanical systems, such as engines and motors, rely on two principal types of motions of stiff components: linear motion, which involves an object moving from one point to another in a straight line; and rotational motion, which involves an object rotating on an axis. Nature has developed far more sophisticated forms of movement — or…

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New Project: Making a Simple Air Muscle

A father’s love inspired this A-bomb maker to invent a pneumatic actuator that’s used in robots today.
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