Soft Robots Mimic Human Muscles

researchers_and_robotsThree researchers at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Luasanne) are working on soft robots.

Soft robots have a wide range of applications such as gripping, locomotion on uneven terrain, biomedical rehabilitation and more.

Soft pneumatic actuators are a great choice for soft robots because there are easy to make and don’t cost a lot.

Jaime Paik, Matthew Robertson and Gunjan Agarwal from the Reconfigurable Robotics Lab at EPFL have developed a robotic rehabilitation belt using soft pneumatic actuators.

They are working with physical therapists and the belt is designed to support a person’s torso and help restore their motor sensitivity.


Soft Robotics Toolkit

Nature.com via EPFL

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