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The Right Trousers

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The Right Trousers project aims to develop new soft robotic technologies that will help older people and people with disabilities to live more independently and with greater quality of life.  Unlike conventional robotics, Soft robotics are new compliant active materials and structures that work in harmony with the human body.  Instead of using motors, metals and plastics soft robotics employs smart materials that bend, twist or contract when electrically stimulated.  These ‘artificial muscles’ can replace motors and can be used to restore mobility and physical functionality.

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Key Contacts

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Professor Jonathan Rossiter

Project and Soft Robotics Lead