Thu Dec 1 15:57:22 PST 2011
An interesting (and potentially make-able with easily obtained materials) robotic platform has been demonstrated by some folks at Harvard that uses pneumatic actuators formed into somewhat noodley appendages. Videos of the test robot have been circulating online for a few days- http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/29/new-rubbery-robots-no-threat-to-r2-d2/?hpt=hp_c2
Here is a link to the paper that explains how they made it and how it works: gmwgroup.harvard.edu/pubs/pdf/1135.pdf. It looks like something fun to experiment with!
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