The new Terminator T-1000, which was made of liquid metal, appears in the film Terminator 2 released in 1991. The T-1000 uses liquid metal with shape memory capabilities. A similar technique has been developed for programming liquid metals that remember shapes.
A team of researchers at the University of Sussex in Swansea, UK, announced in 2017 that it can be used as a circuit to change the shape of letters, hearts, and even shape by flowing current through liquid metal. This is done by using liquid metal gallium hydroxide and switching the direction of the electrode current through a program, changing the surface tension of the liquid metal, so that the liquid metal can easily move the electrode by pulling it.
The research team aims to make it possible to improve the functions of displays and robots by making them possible by type of access metal. Robots like the T-1000 are hard to come by, but it’s obviously an eye-catching attempt. For more information, please click here .