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Analog Control of HASEL Actuators

The following video demonstrates analog control of HASEL actuators. Analog, or proportional control, is important for applications that require precise control of actuator stroke, or variable strokes each cycle. Coupling simple analog control with Artimus Robotics’ more complex charge control techniques provides highly variable, motion capabilities that are unmatched by traditional motion technologies. Additionally, incorporating the self-sensing feedback capabilities of HASEL actuators can yield an intelligent system of reactive actuators with closed-loop control and highly variable motions.

About Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics designs and manufactures soft electric actuators. The technology was inspired by nature (muscles) and spun out of the University of Colorado. HASEL (Hydraulically Amplified Self-healing ELectrostatic) actuator technology operates when electrostatic forces are applied to a flexible polymer pouch and dielectric liquid to drive shape change in a soft structure. These principles can be applied to achieve a contracting motion, expanding motion, or other complex deformations. For more information, please visit Artimus Robotics or contact

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