soft robots use embedded sensors to respond to their environment
Soft robots are now able to sense and respond to the world around them thanks to 3D printed embedded sensors. With the help of established embedded 3D printing techniques and an organic ionic liquid-based conductive ink, developed by engineers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, researchers are able to combine both soft sensing and actuator systems into one soft body. The result is a soft robot that can sense touch, pressure, movement and temperature. Check out the video below and read the full article at SEAS Harvard.