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Many super smart and super talented researchers around the world have been busy saving the world recently, but hey, even scientists need to do interesting things from time to time.
For this group of researchers from the University of Maryland, the fun comes in the form of a robot that can play Super Mario Bros. on the NES.As detailed A report The project, published by the university, showcases “a promising innovation in the field of’soft robotics'”, an emerging form of robotic design that uses water or air instead of electricity to control movement.
Whether it’s the idea of a soft robot that fascinates you, or just because the robot hand playing Super Mario Bros. sounds like something from your favorite 80s movie, you can get a good understanding of the actual operation of the project and Learn from it Learn more about the field in the video below.
“In the past, each finger of a soft manipulator usually required its own control line, which would limit portability and practicality,” explains Joshua Hubbard, the co-first author of the report, “but with 3D printing we have our integrated fluid The manipulator’s soft manipulator transistor, which can play Nintendo games based on a pressure input.”
The team is not satisfied with only using the technology to play video games, and is now exploring ways to use the technology for biomedical applications, including rehabilitation equipment, surgical tools, and customizable prostheses. It seems that even “interesting” science can pave the way for amazing technological progress.
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