Hydrogels are doing a brand-new dance now

Researchers 3-D printed tiny soft robots using a hydrogel that scientists can steer with an electric field. ↓↓More info and references below↓↓

Electroactive hydrogels—networks of water-loving polymers—swell and contract when electric fields alter the ion concentration in the solution surrounding them. By precisely controlling the dimensions of hydrogel structures, researchers could control how the hydrogels move and change shape within an electric field. A team from Rutgers University and Korea University did just that by 3-D printing hydrogel robots to perform complex functions such as walking and picking up objects. They hope that faster, more sophisticated hydrogel structures could one day serve as artificial muscles, stimulated by electrical impulses in the human body.

Read more:
Soft Robotic Manipulation and Locomotion with a 3D Printed Electroactive Hydrogel | ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsami.8b04250

Harnessing the power of shape-shifting polymers | C&EN
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i9/harnessing-the-power-of-shape-shifting-polymers.html

Hydrogels take multiple shapes | C&EN
https://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i12/Hydrogels-Take-Multiple-Shapes.html

Hear, hear for the bionic ear | C&EN
https://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i19/Hear-Hear-Bionic-Ear.html

Hydrogel helps soft materials keep up in 3-D printing craze | C&EN
https://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i38/Hydrogel-Helps-Soft-Materials-Keep.html

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    "And whereas you saw iron (robots) mixed with miry clay (man), they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men, but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay"

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    https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/images/2-2-4-motb.jpg

    Quote from ID Alliance 2020 concerning the digital identity (aka Mark of the Beast) stamped/inserted in our body and coming with the vaccine: “Especially since nonparticipants in this system would be unable to buy or sell goods and services.”

    https://www.evangelicaloutreach.org/images/mark-of-the-beast-microsoft-buy-or-sell.jpg

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