Beetle robots are ready to serve humanity.

beetle robots

Scientists at the Pittsburgh Institute have created small beetle robots with polymer muscles that will help them perform complex tasks in hard-to-reach places. Such beetle robots can perform the tasks of taking samples of soil, water, necessary elements from surfaces, or perform other, more delicate functions.

In order for the robots to function, their design is based on the technology of polymer muscles, which the beetle robots speed up for energy. First, it accumulates, and then, thanks to the momentum, it is released, which allows the robot to move forward.

In order to speed up the process of contraction of artificial muscles, which usually occurs slowly, it was decided to stimulate the muscles with electric current discharges, which had a positive effect on the process.
A small robot, no larger than an average beetle, is able to move freely on any type of surface, including smooth, loose, and even jump on water!

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