By K. Warner
For Metal Tech News 

New self-healing soft robot material

Metallic polymer soft robotics development is a leap forward Metal Tech News - April 20, 2023


Last updated 5/3/2023 at 5:28am

Robotic snail integrating a self-healing, electrically conductive material.

Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering

A snail robot designed by Carnegie Mellon University utilizes a composite on its exterior, connecting a battery and electric motor to control an inch worm-type of motion.

Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a soft polymer impregnated with gallium-indium liquid metal and silver micro-flakes to create a conductive material with self-healing properties. This marks a big step in the advancement of new materials for robotics, electronics, medicine, and the lesser-known field of "softbotics."

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