Soft robot just wants to cuddle

Glaucus:

The new quadruped, called the Glaucus, walks using only two input lines. It has hollow interior chambers that interdigitate with one another. When either of these chambers is pressurized it deforms and bends the structure of the robot. This bending produces the walking motion. It is similar to how a salamander walks, by balancing itself on one pair of legs diagonal from one another while moving the opposite pair forward.

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5 Responses:

  1. Pavel Lishin says:

    This headline works just as well with your previous robot video.

  2. Gianteye says:

    Jamie, let me know if you want a quadruped or tentacle to play with. I think you'd make the best of a small squishy monster.

  3. spoonyfork says:

    Doesn't say whether it is dishwasher safe.

  4. M.E. says:

    I feel like "robot" is too strong a word for this.

    • Ben says:

      It really is more of an actuator than a robot, since it doesn't have any sense or autonomy. It's a fuzzy term.