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Chameleon’s elastic tongue inspires fast acting robots / Purdue Engineering

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Purdue University engineers in the FlexiLab have developed a new class of entirely soft robots and actuators capable of re-creating bioinspired high-powered and high-speed motions using stored elastic energy. These robots are fabricated using stretchable polymers similar to rubber bands, with internal pneumatic channels that expand upon pressurization.
Featured Purdue Engineering Faculty: Ramses Martinez, Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
Additional video provided by: Flexilab: http://bit.ly/FlexiLab-YouTube
Chameleon footage via Yulia Sundukova https://youtu.be/hPXRwDsJAUc
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