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a flat actuator that when initiated constricts into the shape of a water lily
In this demonstration of the new system, actuator-like petals fold up in response to magnetic fields.

Spotlight: Jul 16, 2019

Robotic parts must be optimized for weight, efficiency, power consumption, and much more. When these variables become too numerous for humans to test by hand, an automated system designed by MIT engineers can step in. Full story

Jul 16, 2019