Remember "the matrix" in the use of human batteries? Now, researchers from MIT are developing a similar technology, of course, this is not to say that we are going to be trapped in a container inside to provide energy for the robot. Instead, researchers have found a technology that can transform the mechanical energy produced by human beings into electrical energy. In other words, as long as you are moving, your battery will always be there.
From a technical point of view this technology is the realization of: take out two pieces of lithium alloy sheet as electrodes, with the porous polymer layer to separate them, immersed in electrolyte. This design can let the lithium ions between two metal sheets in the movement to become efficient, so when it housed in the joints of the human body can absorb human machinery can then converted into electrical energy and smart phones and other electronic equipment provides the electrical energy.
MIT said that this technique can be applied to smart watches and other wearable devices in the field, also can become a practical biomedical applications drive, or deployment to install the pressure sensor of the objects, such as pavement, bridge, keyboard, or other structure.
Of course, the technology is still a long way to go in the market. Ju professor Li MIT said that the current system can only reach 15 conversion rate, but in theory, the future is likely to achieve 100 percent conversion rate.