Untethered soft robots presented at ICRA

Xiaonan “Sean” Huang presents his untethered soft robots at the 2019 IEEE ICRA Conference. These include the Soft Electrically Activated Quadruped (SEAQ) and soft caterpillar-inspired robot, which are powered using shape memory alloy (SMA) wires embedded within a soft thermally conductive elastomer. More details can be found here:

Focus Article in Science Robotics
Article on SEAQ in IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters
Article on Soft Caterpillar Robot in Soft Robotics
Characterization of SMA limbs in Advanced Materials Technologies