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Development Kits from Artimus Robotics

Updated: Jan 31, 2022

All actuators from Artimus Robotics can be purchased in a development kit to facilitate experimentation with the unique HASEL soft electric actuator technology. Development kits provide the supporting components and accessories necessary to set up and start testing HASEL actuators in a demonstration setting.

Development kits, or dev kits, include one or more HASEL actuators, a portable high-voltage power supply, a software control program, user manual, and other accessories which may include power and communication cables, a mounting stand, and a demonstration weight. The software control program is an executable file that allows users to select the voltage, frequency, duration, and waveform that will be sent to the actuator. The portable high-voltage power supply contains a rechargeable battery and offers three modes of operation:

  1. Serial command operation mode

  2. Push button operation mode

  3. Pre-programmed demo operation mode

Development kits from Artimus Robotics are not optimized for one specific industry or application. Instead, these provide quick access to basic driving electronics and supporting components to allow preliminary testing and familiarization with HASEL actuators. Once customers have tested the actuators using the development kit, they can provide feedback to the engineers at Artimus to begin the iterative development to optimize a HASEL design for that specific application.

Please see the videos below which provide more detail on development kits from Artimus Robotics.

Contracting actuator development kit video

Expanding actuator development kit video

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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