Soft Hardware for More Flexible Robots

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-37001
Published June 01, 2020 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Robots can be made from soft materials but the flexibility of such robots is limited by the inclusion of rigid sensors necessary for their control. Researchers have created embedded sensors that replace rigid sensors and offer the same functionality but with greater flexibility. Soft robots can be more adaptable and resilient than more traditional rigid designs. The team used machine learning techniques to create their design.