Octobot world’s first autonomous movement of software robots – Sohu Technology freelander2

Software robot – the first movement of the Octobot: world science and technology Sohu over the years, robotics experts have long sought to use soft materials (instead of common metal and plastic parts) to make robots, sometimes even complete manufacturing software robot. However, the Octobot from Harvard University not only has no hard parts, but also can exercise independently. In a paper published Thursday in the journal "nature", Harvard University’s bio inspired Engineering Research Institute (Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering ·) Robert; Wood (Robert Wood) and Jennifer · Lewis (Jennifer Lewis) of Octobot are described. The robot won’t win any award of agility, but considering the need for autonomous robot motion control, Octobot represents an important milestone in the achievements. "The hard part has been the use of similar soft components to replace hard parts, such as batteries and electronic control systems, and then assemble them together." "This study shows that we can easily create a key component of a simple software robot, which lays the foundation for more complex designs," Wood explained in a news release from the Harvard University." Most of the Octobot was made by 3D printing, and the researchers embedded pipes inside it, which not only provide the power for the robot, but also control the movement. Octobot belongs to the pneumatic robot, its power comes from the hydrogen peroxide gas released by chemical reaction. These gases push the fluid through the robot’s limbs, causing them to swell, and if Octobot can do just that, it’s still impressive. But the key here is that the microfluidic network Octobot was cleverly designed, which has a good self feedback, it will follow a predetermined order to stop an expansion and open another limb limb swelling. Octobot is able to do these exercises autonomously (although very simple), without the power or direction of the researcher or the surrounding environment. It should be pointed out that the microfluidic network is the chemist and co-author George Whiteside, based on · (George Whitesides) of the research work, he also from research on wes. Admittedly, Octobot is much simpler than any other autonomous robot, but it is also the first of its kind. Software robot materials have potential in many areas, especially those that need to work in or around the human body. The researchers plan to double bet on the octopus robot design, the idea is very logical, as Whitesides said, this kind of boneless s相关的主题文章: