Motorless swimming robot powers ahead as the temperature rises

When we think of robots, we normally think of motors and batteries and electronics, but engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have created a swimming robot that's powered by material deformation. That means it's made using materials that change shape in response to temperature swings, and that deformation pushes the device through water... Continue Reading Motorless swimming robot powers ahead as the temperature rises Category: Robotics Tags: Caltech ETH Zurich Materials Polymer Robotics Related Articles: Additive could keep jet fuel from exploding in crashes Artificial skin uses snake-like senses to feel the heat Patagonia waves goodbye to neoprene with natural rubber wetsuits When the torque is right, this bike wrench crinkles Terminator-inspired tech could give

Motorless swimming robot powers ahead as the temperature rises

When we think of robots, we normally think of motors and batteries and electronics, but engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have created a swimming robot that's powered by material deformation. ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Gizmag

New robot concept uses responsive materials to swim through water

Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices paddle through ...

Tue 15 May 18 from TechXplore

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