Robots on the menu
Food and robotics have completely different constraints and properties. So, what happens when you try to marry the two? This is exactly what the EU-funded ROBOFOOD project aims to do. For the very first time, the project will create robots that can be eaten and foods that behave like robots. It will draw upon soft robotic principles and advanced food processing methods to help open the door for a new design space for edible robots and robotic food and test it with proof-of-concept technologies for animal preservation, human rescue and human nutrition. These robots could one day be used to help humans and animals in emergency situations.
Fields of science
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringroboticsautonomous robotsdrones
- engineering and technologyelectrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineeringelectronic engineeringroboticssoft robotics
- medical and health scienceshealth sciencesnutrition
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