Swimming robot that senses changes in water temperature to advance

Swimming robot that senses changes in water temperature to advance

Swimming robot that senses changes in water temperature to advance: In collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the California Institute of Technology, using shape memory materials, has developed a swimming robot that does not require motors and batteries to move in water in response to changes in water temperature. Structure of Swimming robot: The swimming robot consists of a housing, a float, a fin, a bistable element and a shape memory polymer muscle, all made by 3D printing. The shape memory polymer muscle is an actuator that stretches when the water temperature is above the glass…