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Published on Feb 10, 2013
Problem: Actuators in robots are heavy & clunky and limit mobility, dexterity and speed.
Solution: Create materials and actuators that are soft - that act more like muscles and tissues found in nature that can exert tremendous forces while being flexible and low weight.
Breakthrough technology that makes this possible: Saul and other researchers utilize differential air pressure within flexible materials in order to create large inflatable robots and actuators unlike anything you've seen before.