The Glaucus is an open-source quadrupedal soft robot from Super-Releaser Robotics that includes no hard mechanical parts with a seamless rubber skin. The soft robot, which is named after the blue sea slug (Glaucus atlanticus), manages to move thanks to the inflation of chambers that bend and deform the silicone when pressurized. Once the molds are made via 3D printing, the rest of the robot is created by pouring mixed materials into them. The full instructions on how to create the Glaucus are available on Adafruit’s website.
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