The researchers have applied this technology in various situations to demonstrate the capabilities of this robot. Researchers led by a team of Chinese scientists say that this robot, which has the ability to overcome many obstacles, can be effective in areas such as electronic assembly. “Giving robots the ability to switch between solid and liquid states could expand their applications,” said engineer Chengfeng Pan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Science Alert reported. The study describes how microscopic magnetic particles were introduced into the liquid metal and how they heat and cool the metal by adjusting the magnetic functions of the particles.
Along with this study, the researchers have also shown a video of the robot changing its shape. It is seen that the robot is locked in a cell and after a few seconds its temperature increases and it crawls on the floor like the robot from Terminator 2 and leaves the cell. After this, it regains its shape as soon as it cools down.
Scientists have used metallic gallium to make the robot, which melts at a temperature of more than 29 degrees. Scientists have added a mixture of gallium with magnetic particles, creating a kind of machine that turns solids and liquids magnetoactive. The scientists plan to use it in some real work. However, the scientists will need to make some changes to the robot for this.
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