Electro-hydraulic actuator animates soft mini-robots

Here is a very nice application using a Peta-pico-Voltron HVPS to power electrostatic actuators: Electriflow, designed by Purnendu at University of Colorado Boulder, based on Christoph Keplinger’s HAZEL actuators.

Link to article in Electronics Weekly: Electro-hydraulic actuator animates soft mini-robots by Steve Bush, 22.07.2021.

Link to open-access conference proceeding.

It’s always encouraging to see this project being put into good use!