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Edible Soft Robotics

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:17 pm
by Ikyotochan
As a soft roboticist I am constantly searching for inspiration for novel soft actuators, and as a home cook and artist I consider eating an object to be a high-level form of interactivity. Having noted the similarities between cast silicone and gummi candies it was natural to combine these interests. I will share my experiments in assessing different candies for their engineering potential, and show my work-in-progress for sweet soft robots.

I presented this talk at 33c3, in Hamburg December 2016 and you can watch it online:

I also wanted to put it here on the Super-Releaser Forums to have a place to show future experiments, and hear from other people interested in the problem.