soft robotics

  • Bubble casting: it's not hard to make soft robots

    “Fancy balloons” could accelerate the development of the bots.

    Soft robots – made from malleable material – can get into and around thousands of places their hard counterparts cann...

    Robotics November 11, 2021
  • A jellyfish, but not…

    Scientists find marine inspiration for a multi-functional robots.

    German researchers have created a soft robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish. Metin Setti. Our image of the day...

    Robotics July 2, 2019
  • Meet the robot fish with battery fluid blood

    Development combines drive and power in liquid system.

    Scientists have created a robot lionfish that can swim against the current and has battery fluid for blood.Such a d...

    Robotics June 19, 2019
  • Rubbery figures: scientists create an entirely soft robot

    Prototype without electronics or hard surfaces could be perfect for emergency situations. Nick Ca...

    CREDIT: DJ PRESTON, P ROTHEMUND, HJ JIANG, MP NEMITZ, J RAWSON, Z SUO AND GM WHITESIDESUS researchers have really put...

    Technology March 25, 2019
  • A multi-legged mini-robot made for drug delivery

    Watching nature inspires biomedical engineers to develop a multi-leg design. Nick Carne reports.

    The newly designed soft robot transports a medicine capsule across the inside of a model stomach.City University of H...

    Technology October 2, 2018
  • Invertebrates inspire next-gen warfare

    The American military is embracing the flexible potential of soft robotics. Andrew Masterson repo...

    The US Army’s next generation of battle robots might not take inspiration from humanoid prototypes such as Atlas, dev...

    Technology April 18, 2018
  • Eel power promises robotics boost

    Mimicking the shocking power of electric eels opens the way to new power sources. Andrew P Street...

    There are few adjectives that grab attention like “electric-eel-inspired”, especially when it comes to powering the n...

    Technology December 14, 2017
  • Artificial muscle does the heavy lifting for soft robots

    This flexible artificial muscle can lift more than a thousand times its own weight, writes Andrew...

    Skeleton with an artificial bicep.Aslan Miriyev / Columbia EngineeringEngineers at Columbia University in New York, U...

    Technology September 19, 2017
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