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Soft and sweaty 3D printed robots cool themselves down

Researchers from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, have developed a 3D printed soft robotic muscle capable of controlling its internal temperature through perspiration.  Using hydrogel-based composite resins and stereolithography (SLA), soft, fingerlike actuators were produced that can retain water and respond to temperature. According to Robert Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, this bioinspired form […]

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Author: Tia Vialva