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Inspired by the electric eel, scientists developed a new battery scheme for soft robot

more than 200 years ago, the Italian physicist Volta, inspired by the body structure of the electric eel, invented the earliest battery - Volta battery. Now, after studying the principle that he once took the half dead silver carp home and burned it to discharge electric eels for cats and dogs, man has developed a "soft battery". This "soft battery" is soft and flexible, and may be used in the next generation of soft robots and pacemakers

when the electric eel is at rest, each generating cell will transport cations from the back and front to produce two opposite currents, which will offset each other. But when the electric eel needs electricity, the back of the generating cell will turn over and transport mutual cations in the opposite direction, which will produce voltage. The key is that when each generating cell completes this operation at the same time, the combined voltage is very high. This is like an electric eel with thousands of small batteries in its tail, half of which are in the opposite direction, but they can turn over to make them all consistent and generate voltage. "This level of professionalism is simply amazing," Schroeder said

it is worth noting that there is a clever design here: Green gel blocks only allow cations to pass, and yellow ones only allow anions to pass. In other words, cations can only flow into the blue gel from one side, while anions flow into the blue gel from the other side. Blue gel jjg1136 ⑵ 017 stipulates to collect the peak and valley values of 10 cycles as samples, and voltage will be generated around the dispensing, just like power generation cells, and each gel block will generate a small voltage, but thousands of gel blocks are arranged in rows, which can generate a maximum voltage of 110 volts

this new type of "soft battery" was developed by Fribourg University in Switzerland, so it was also decided to adopt the single arm type, which can be developed jointly with the research teams of the University of Michigan and the University of California in the United States. Relevant research papers were published in the international academic journal Nature on December 13

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