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Soft-bodied swimming robot uses only light for power and steering

September 10, 2019

In a paper in Science Robotics, materials scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering describe a new…
Technique uses magnets, light to control and reconfigure soft robots

August 30, 2019

National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded researchers from North Carolina State and Elon Universities have developed a technique that…
The robot is built of a layered material that bends and straightens when AC voltage is applied, causing it to spring forward in a “leapfrogging” motion. (UC Berkeley photo by Stephen McNally)
You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

August 5, 2019

If the sight of a skittering bug makes you squirm, you may want to look away — a…
Toolkit allows broad audience to make artificial muscles

July 16, 2019

Every advancement in the field of soft robotics brings researchers one step closer to developing wearable, surgical and…
‘Robotic Blood’ Powers and Propels Synthetic Lionfish

July 15, 2019

Biology is full of highly complex systems that scientists have long studied in an attempt to mimic their…
Beyond the Metal: Investigating Soft Robots at NASA Langley

May 8, 2019

Into the Spiderverse’s newest crew of villains include a brilliant scientist named Doctor Octopus who uses flexible robotic…
Snake-inspired robot slithers even better than predecessor

April 29, 2019

Bad news for ophiophobes: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed…
Robots created with 3D printers could be caring for those in golden years

April 9, 2019

Purdue University researchers have developed a new design method to create soft robots that may help in caregiving…
Tiny Robot made of Rubber by German Researchers can Walk, Crawl, Jump and Swim

January 27, 2018

Important differences notwithstanding, the majority of small-scale robots available today have very limited range of motion, which mostly…
Next-gen flexible robots move and heal like us

January 5, 2018

In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create…
What might it take to create a truly stretchable phone or huggable robot?

December 13, 2017

In the Disney animated film “Big Hero 6,” the character Baymax is a loveable, squishy robot that resembles…
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