Soft Robotics

Soft Robotics Material

February 23, 2017
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MaterialConnexion had a large collection of soft conductive filament/ink which could be embedded or affixed to soft surfaces.  I am interested in how these soft circuits could be used with silicone casting methods to create silicone objects with new material properties and performance.  Embedding the conductive circuits within the silicone could create more structure and less elasticity in areas of the silicone membrane diversifying the silicone functionality.  I wonder if it is possible to also embed actuators  or other rigid components to build in mechanisms otherwise usually adhered to the exterior surfaces.  I’m not sure if I will will use these materials for my future projects.

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