The development consists of magnetic pixels and has allowed Chinese scientists from the Academy of Sciences to create a unique technology.
Magnetic Pixels are particles filled with liquid metal or neodymium magnet. Its elastic matrix contains silicon. Thanks to the laser, scientists were able to magnetize each pixel separately. The robot is able to fix the shape or reprogram to any state. He has developed a special intelligence that will help the device to perform many different tasks.
“The actions and functions of our soft robot are reconfigurable through programming,” the researchers said.
By adding hinges between pixels, you can give strength to a soft robot. The device can be beneficial for the environment, biomedical procedures and drug transport.