Towards Energetically Autonomous Foraging Soft Robots

  title={Towards Energetically Autonomous Foraging Soft Robots},
  author={Hemma Philamore and Ioannis A Ieropoulos and Andrew Stinchcombe and Jonathan Rossiter},
A significant goal of robotics is to develop autonomous machines, capable of independent and collective operation free from human assistance. To operate with complete autonomy robots must be capable of independent movement and total energy self-sufficiency. We present the design of a soft robotic mouth and artificial stomach for aquatic robots that will allow them to feed on biomatter in their surrounding environment. The robot is powered by electrical energy generated through bacterial… CONTINUE READING