Soft Robotic Muscles (WHOLE SHOW) Robotic Materials are going beyond gears and levers toward powerful components that are softer and more muscular. These materials may someday soon help build more human like prosthetic limbs for amputees. . . . or help a harvesting machine pluck ripe strawberries without squishing them. PhD students Nick Kellaris and Shane Mitchell are with CU Boulder’s College of Engineering and Applied Science — Keplinger Lab. They call their soft robotic muscles HASEL actuators. HASEL stands for Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing Electrostatic actuators.
Hosts, Producer and Engineer: Shelley Schlender
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