Let's Make Robots!


Octopus IP soft robot

This here could be interesting for the LMR-Community: The Octopus IP is a "soft robot", that uses a principle derived from the muscles of an octopus. It's made of rubber and strings - and it looks extremely sleek. The research for the Octopus Project is funded by the 7th FP of the EU. But, yeah. It should be also possible to assemble this at home for the freaks!

Flexinol (SMA, Muscle wire)

Well, I ordered some Flexinol (http://www.dynalloy.com/#Scene_1) the other day, It should arrive tommorow. It is for a project that I will share about later (about a month or so). I orderd 5 meters which cost $50! that seems kinda steep to me. That stuff is awsome. I can't wait to play around with it!