Tiny “Walking” Motor Moves in Discrete Mechanical Steps

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  • TBMG-35261
Published 2019-10-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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A set of five tiny fundamental parts can be assembled into a wide variety of functional devices including a tiny “walking” motor that can move back and forth across a surface or turn the gears of a machine. The work offers an alternative to current approaches to constructing robots, which largely fall into one of two types: custom machines that work well but are relatively expensive and inflexible, and reconfigurable ones that sacrifice performance for versatility.