A miniature submarine that can do without engine, fuel and electricity? This works in the first approaches, as an alternative drive concept by ETH Zurich proves. It relies on artificial shape memory muscles that derive their energy from temperature differences.
Illustration of the dive robot with artificial muscles: The machine moves without Motor, according to the vision of ETH Zurich researchers.
Photo: Tim Chen / ETH Zurich
Visually, the mini submarine (more…)