Piezo Insect

Piezo & Nitinol Technology Research

Piezo crystals are materials that can convert electrical energy to physical motion and also can convert physical force to electrical energy.  Nitiinol (memory metal) returns to its original shape when heated 

Links to research on Piezo technology

Theory and Applications of Piezo Actuators and PZT NanoPositioning Systems (PI corp)
Introduction to Piezo Transducers (Piezo Systems Corp)
Walking machine catalog
Robot Store page on Nintinol (muscle wires)
Nitinol Technical Information (Shape Memory Applications, Inc)
Basics about NiTiNOL and Shape Memory Alloys (memory-metalle.de)

Artist Experimentation

Wilson - Links to f artists experimenting with emerging technologies

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