Electrically Controlled Linear Actuator
Our technology provides controllable linear actuation by directly converting electrostatic force into shape change of a soft or flexible structure. By controlling the input voltage, our actuators can achieve motions ranging from smooth and life-like deformation to rapid and powerful linear displacement.
Lightweight & Silent Operation
Our artificial muscles are made from simple materials – plastic sheets and oil. Without rotating motors or complex mechanisms, our technology features silent operation in a flexible and lightweight package. The high power-to-weight performance of our actuators matches natural muscle and rivals that of electric motors.
Beyond the typical performance criteria, our actuator technology features unique attributes. Our actuators self-sense deformation, alleviating the need for external sensors and providing a direct measurement of displacement. The materials for our devices are transparent, resulting in actuators that are nearly invisible.