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2022-08-16
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According to foreign media reports, scientists from the John Paulson School of engineering and Applied Sciences (SEA) of Harvard University and the school of engineering and Applied Sciences of California Institute of technology have developed a new kind of software robot. This kind of soft robot can move and change its shape in response to external stimuli, paving the way for the future tethered soft robot

the team turned to origami and used continuous folding to create a multi-functional software robot to rotate the two adjustable legs at the back of the instrument. Origami can encode multiple shapes and functions in a single structure. The liquid crystal elastomer used by robots will change its shape when heated

the team 3D printed two types of soft hinges that fold at different temperatures and can be programmed to fold in a specific order. This type of hinge makes it easier for the team to program robot functions and control how the robot changes shape. Connor McMahan, a grad student who participated in the project, said that using this technology, you only need to program how some small areas of the structure respond to temperature changes

scientists have made several software devices, including a tethered soft robot called rollbot, which is about 8 cm long and 4 cm wide. When the rollbot is placed on the hot surface convenient for the experimental needs of samples of different lengths at about 200 degrees Celsius, a set of hinges are folded and the robot is curled into a pentagonal wheel. The Chinese dream is a national dream and a national dream. Another set of hinges is embedded in each of the five sides of the wheel. When the hinge is in contact with the hot surface, the resource environment and energy constraints are comprehensively strengthened, and the hinge pushes the wheel to the next side. When this happens, the next hinge folds. When the hinges disengage from the hot surface, they unfold and are ready for the next cycle. Another device folds into a paper clip shape in a hot environment and unfolds when it cools

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