Softrobot

10.18.15
Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
10.18.15

Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam

Cornell's new foam heart is a peek at a future of softer, smarter transplants.

By J. Fingas,   10.18.15
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04.08.15
Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'
04.08.15

Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'

Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a...

By M. Moon,   04.08.15
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09.23.14
Soft octopus robots are equal parts speedy and graceful
09.23.14

Soft octopus robots are equal parts speedy and graceful

Soft robotics can go a long way toward recreating the graceful movements of fish and other animals...

By J. Fingas,   09.23.14
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09.15.14
MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)
09.15.14

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) has been developing different types of soft robo...

By M. Moon,   09.15.14
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09.08.14
Watch this soft robot walk through snow and get squished by a car
09.08.14

Watch this soft robot walk through snow and get squished by a car

Soft robots aren't just supremely flexible; they can take quite a bruising, too. If you need proof...

By J. Fingas,   09.08.14
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03.25.14
Soft robot 'slug' oozes along with air pressure
03.25.14

Soft robot 'slug' oozes along with air pressure

As MIT proved recently with its squishy artificial fish, robots don't need to be rigid to propel t...

By S. Dent,   03.25.14
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03.13.14
MIT's robot fish is nearly as speedy and squishy as the real thing
03.13.14

MIT's robot fish is nearly as speedy and squishy as the real thing

Robot fish are typically pale imitations at best -- even when they move quickly, they don't move a...

By J. Fingas,   03.13.14
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03.29.13
Turing machine built from artificial muscles may lead to smart prosthetics
03.29.13

Turing machine built from artificial muscles may lead to smart prosthetics

In the hierarchy of computing hardware, artificial muscle doesn't really even register: it's usual...

By J. Fingas,   03.29.13
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02.10.13
Harvard soft robot explodes into action, jumps 30 times its height (video)
02.10.13

Harvard soft robot explodes into action, jumps 30 times its height (video)

Harvard University has pushed its soft robot concept in strange directions, but an exploding robot...

By J. Fingas,   02.10.13
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