soft robots

Tiny new climbing robot was inspired by geckos and inchworms Credit: University of Waterloo
A tiny soft climbing robot could one day help doctors perform surgery
Tiny new climbing robot was inspired by geckos and inchworms Credit: University of Waterloo A
Time-lapse photo series of a hydrogel with fuel added (middle row) compared with a control hydrogel to which nothing has been added (top row), over a three-week period (504 hours). The bottom row shows a hydrogel that changes shape independently when two different types of fuel are added. Credit: TU Delft
Synthetic life? Using a chemical fuel to drive interactions in non-living materials
Time-lapse photo series of a hydrogel with fuel added (middle row) compared with a control
University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a plant-inspired extrusion process that allows soft robots to build their own solid bodies from liquid to navigate hard-to-reach places and complicated terrain.
Soft robots that grow like plants
University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers have developed a plant-inspired extrusion process that allows soft
A floating light-powered robotic film sucks up oil spills at sea and can remove contaminants from drinking water
Illustration of Neusbot on open waters, powered from above. (Zheiwei Li/UCR) A floating light-powered robotic
New soft robots are dexterous enough to handle a Rubik’s Cube and twist the cap off a jar
via Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science New soft robots are dexterous enough to
Researchers have developed a fast, steerable, burrowing soft robot for both here and way out there
Researchers have developed a fast, steerable, burrowing soft robot Photo Credit: COURTESY IMAGE Researchers have
An electronics-free entirely soft robot shaped like a dragonfly could monitor environmental conditions
With the ability to sense changes in pH, temperature and oil, this completely soft robot
Fabricating collaborative, self-regulating soft robotic systems
Self-oscillations of a passive sheet. Center of the sheet oscillates back and forth across the
Soft robotic clothing takes a step forward with wearable artificial muscles
Thin and light new pump which is the same size as a credit card Tim
A first-of-its-kind life-like material powered by light and rotating magnetic fields acts as a soft robot
Aquatic robot inspired by sea creatures walks, rolls, transports cargo A first-of-its-kind life-like material powered
Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries
Scientists have learned how to use magnetic fields to navigate tiny, soft robots through the
Created: A wireless artificial aquatic polyp, which can remove contaminants from water
Photographs showing the magnetic-driven attraction of suspended oil droplets toward the artificial polyp. Motion of
Common sewing thread enables new ranges of motions in soft robots
via Colorado State University Common sewing thread enables new ranges of motions in soft robots
A programmable balloon could pave the way for new shape-morphing devices
This programmable balloon could pave the way for new shape-morphing devices (Image courtesy of the Bertoldi
Soft muscles plus soft sensors equals soft robotic hardware
via The University of Tokyo Soft muscles plus soft sensors equals soft robotic hardware Combined