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Nov 29, 2019

Flexoskeleton printing: Fabricating flexible exoskeletons for insect-inspired robots

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Insects typically have a variety of complex exoskeleton structures, which support them in their movements and everyday activities. Fabricating artificial exoskeletons for insect-inspired robots that match the complexity of these naturally-occurring structures is a key challenge in the field of robotics.

Although researchers have proposed several and techniques to produce exoskeletons for insect-inspired robots, many of these methods are extremely complex or rely on expensive equipment and materials. This makes them unfeasible and difficult to apply on a wider scale.

With this in mind, researchers at the University of California in San Diego have recently developed a new process to design and fabricate components for insect-inspired robots with structures. They introduced this process, called flexoskeleton printing, in a paper prepublished on arXiv.

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  • Rickey Dale Hicks on January 1, 2020 12:44 pm

    In speaking of insect I get an illusion of limited functionality. When applying operation to include singular body or apparatus control will this be in organizational process to larger fields of science?

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