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Using Dissolvable Materials in Soft Robotics Actuator Manufacturing @HaverfordRobots

We’ve been following the Haverford Robotics Program for awhile now with their extremely innovative work in soft robotics.

Their latest goal is to use sensing and soft robotics in teaching pottery techniques. In working towards that goal, student Ed King innovated in making soft actuators in one step by using dissolvable material for the center of the mold. This continuous pour process has lead to students innovating in 3D printing insert materials to effectively test different actuator internals.

Haverford Robotics Processes

You can see the video above for their current work and the soft robotics toolkit web site for details. Way to go Haverford Robotics!


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