Necrobotics

Demonstration of the concept.[1]
A "necrobotic" gripper is fashioned from a dead spider and used to lift objects.[1]
Procedure explanation.[1]

Necrobotics is the practice of using biotic materials (or dead organisms) as robotic components.[1] In July 2022, researchers in the Preston Innovation Lab at Rice University in Houston, Texas published a paper in Advanced Science introducing the concept and demonstrating its capability by repurposing dead spiders as robotic grippers and applying pressurized air to activate their gripping arms.[1][2][3][4][5]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d e Yap, Te Faye; Liu, Zhen; Rajappan, Anoop; Shimokusu, Trevor J.; Preston, Daniel J. (July 25, 2022). "Necrobotics: Biotic Materials as Ready-to-Use Actuators". Advanced Science: e2201174. doi:10.1002/advs.202201174. PMID 35875913. S2CID 251038837. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  2. ^ Ackerman, Evan (July 26, 2022). "Necrobotics: Dead Spiders Reincarnated as Robot Grippers". IEEE Spectrum. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
  3. ^ Williams, Mike (July 25, 2022). "Rice engineers get a grip with 'necrobotic' spiders". Rice News. Rice University. Archived from the original on 2022-07-29. Retrieved 2022-07-29.
  4. ^ "Scientists turned dead spiders into robots". Science News. 4 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  5. ^ Vincent, James (July 28, 2022). "Scientists reanimate dead spiders as robot gripping claws". The Verge. Archived from the original on July 29, 2022. Retrieved July 29, 2022.
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