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Researchers Use Magnetic Fields to Bring Soft Robots to Life

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Researchers Use Magnetic Fields to Bring Soft Robots to Life

Robots are getting a new mechanical overhaul with the use of magnetic fields to control their movements. Scientists from the North Carolina State University are developing ways to create soft robots with more fluid robotic movements.

Advancing soft robots

Rigid body movements is often an undesirable characteristic when it comes to the field of robotics. Soft robots are a breed of robots that are made with non-rigid materials such as silicone, rubber, plastic fabric etc. Being able to undergo large deformations make soft robots ideal pieces of instruments to carry out more complicated tasks such as in the field of biological engineering.

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