A Tech Briefs TV video highlighted a rechargeable zinc battery from the University of Michigan that integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy. The “biomorphic” battery, according to researchers, could provide 72x more energy for robots.
This approach to increasing energy capacity will be especially important as robots shrink to the microscale and below — scales at which current stand-alone batteries are too big and inefficient.
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Our Question of the Week: Will 'Biomorphic' Batteries Support a Future of Tiny Robots?