staceythinx: The Octobot is a 3D printed soft robot developed…

staceythinx:

The Octobot is a 3D printed soft robot developed by Harvard University researchers.

About the project:

The octobot is powered by a chemical reaction and controlled with a soft logic board. A reaction inside the bot transforms a small amount of liquid fuel (hydrogen peroxide) into a large amount of gas, which flows into the octobot’s arms and inflates them like a balloon. A microfluidic logic circuit, a soft analog of a simple electronic oscillator, controls when hydrogen peroxide decomposes to gas in the octobot.

Learn more about it in this video:

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