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Edible Soft Robotics

An exploration of candy as an engineered material

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Video duration
00:29:39
Language
English
Abstract
As a soft roboticist I am constantly searching for inspiration for novel soft actuators, and as a home cook and artist I consider eating an object to be a high-level form of interactivity. Having noted the similarities between cast silicone and gummi candies it was natural to combine these interests. I will share my experiments in assessing different candies for their engineering potential, and show my work-in-progress for sweet soft robots.

As a soft roboticist I am constantly searching for inspiration for novel soft actuators, and as a home cook and artist I consider eating an object to be a high-level form of interactivity. Having noted the similarities between cast silicone and gummi candies it was natural to combine these interests.

Part of this analysis is developing testing metrics for candy recipes for performance characteristics, and looking to an ever-increasing set of candy-making techniques to potentially use to design and iterate/innovate.

I will share my experiments in assessing different candies for their engineering potential, and show my work-in-progress for sweet soft robots. I will also share a few ideas for future design plans.

Talk ID
8113
Event:
33c3
Day
3
Room
Saal G
Start
10:45 p.m.
Duration
00:30:00
Track
Hardware & Making
Type of
lecture
Speaker
Kari Love