Check out research that one of our dancers, Maddie King, is working on here at CU!
Snipits from the article By Trent Knoss: Keplinger said. “The devices reproduce the adaptability of an octopus arm, the speed of a hummingbird and the strength of an elephant.”
"The robots, formally known as HASEL actuators, look unassuming enough. Each one consists of a doughnut-shaped pouch filled with canola oil and hooked up to a pair of electrodes. When voltage is applied, the liquid displaces and changes the flexible shell’s shape. Flip the switch off and the device relaxes, resuming its original form."