This robot doesn’t need any electronics

Science Daily  February 17, 2021Pneumatically actuated soft robots are controlled with bulky and expensive electromechanical components. Researchers at UC San Diego have created a soft-legged robot using simple pneumatic circuits without any electronic components. Locomotive gaits are produced using ring oscillators composed of soft valves that generate oscillating signals analogous to biological central pattern generator neural circuits, which are acted upon by pneumatic logic components in response to sensor inputs. The robot requires only a constant source of pressurized air to power both control and actuation systems. The circuits generate walking gaits with three degrees of freedom per leg using […]