Scientists control soft robots with magnetic fields
The trick promises complex control over simple machines.
Gel-based robot hand can grab and release fish
This could lead to kinder, gentler surgical robots.
Soft robot wraps around your heart to help it beat
The device could one day restore heart function without touching your blood.
MIT's shock-absorbing robots are safer and more precise
Their 3D-printed skins help them absorb blows.
Harvard's Octobot is a soft, fully autonomous robot
The current version can only wiggle its tentacles, but it's a start.
Robots could get soft, stretchable skin that changes colors
You won't even see 'em coming.
Tiny pneumatic actuator makes soft robots practical
This tiny machinery could make easy to make soft robots move... all you need is water and electricity.
Scientists make an artificial heart out of foam
Cornell's new foam heart is a peek at a future of softer, smarter transplants.
Liquid metal printing puts flexible circuits on 'anything'
Thanks to top universities and some companies, soft robots and stretchy electronics are already a...