Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots
Researchers claim it's the closest artificial material equivalent to a natural muscle.
Self-healing polymers make for tougher soft robots
You only need to apply heat to trigger their self-healing properties.
Harvard's tiny robotic arm can make endoscopic surgery safer
It can be scaled down for incredibly sensitive procedures in the brain or lungs.
Soft manta ray robot could watch over coral reefs
It's nature-friendly in more ways than one.
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.