The development of a new conductive ionic ink brings the field of robotics one step closer to building a machine that can fully interact with its environment. Integrating the ink into the body of a soft robot using a recently developed 3D-printing technique results in the ability to sense motion, pressure, touch and temperature with a degree of accuracy comparable to human skin.
Multimedia embedded 3D printing, developed in Jennifer Lewis’s lab at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of E…
Source URL: Novel 3-D Printing Method Embeds Sensing Capabilities within Robotic Actuators
Source Website: Advance Engineering – Engineering.com