soft robots

New printing technique could be used to develop remotely controlled biomedical devices

Magnetic 3-D-printed structures crawl, roll, jump, and play catch MIT engineers have created soft, 3-D-printed

Engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that can walk underwater, grab objects and move them

New technology has biomedical, soft robot and other applications Rutgers University–New Brunswick engineers have created

Soft robots that can move on their own for medicine rescue and defense

If Star Wars’ R2-D2 is your idea of a robot, think again. Researchers led by

Next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue

U.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials

Soft robots that can sense touch, pressure, movement and temperature

Researchers at Harvard University have built soft robots inspired by nature that can crawl, swim,

Combining multiple soft materials into a complex machine requires an entirely new toolbox

Technique paves the way for more complex soft devices Every complex human tool, from the

The soft robotic material of the future?

Great potential as soft robotic material of the future Scientists at Waseda University may have

New artificial muscles for soft robots can lift over 1000 times their own weight

  Origami-inspired muscles are both soft and strong, and can be made for less than

A new type of soft growing robot for medical applications and search and rescue

A newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body.

Using magnetic fields to control soft robots

A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots,

A customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat

Sleeve attaches directly around the heart Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed

Robot can now feel its surroundings internally in much the same way humans do

Most robots achieve grasping and tactile sensing through motorized means, which can be excessively bulky

New materials that directly convert ultraviolet light into motion without the need for electronics

One of the impediments to developing miniaturized, “squishy” robots is the need for an internal

Soft robots that mimic human muscles

An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human

The first autonomous, entirely soft robot: with no electronics

Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics A team