bio inspired robot

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

Small But Fast: A Miniaturized Origami-Inspired Robot Combines Micrometer Precision with High Speed

| By Benjamin Boettner |  Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:48 | The millimeter-scale robot opens new avenues for microsurgery, microassembly and micromanipulation. Because of their high precision and speed, milliDelta robots are deployed in many industrial processes, including pick-and-place assemblies, machining, welding and food packaging. Starting with the first version developed by Reymond Clavel for a chocolate […]

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

 | Jan 16, 2018 @ 06:53 | UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics. The simple body design of stingrays, specifically, a flattened body shape and side fins […]

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

Artificial ‘Skin’ Gives Robotic Hand a Sense of Touch

By Jeannie Kever | Sep 16, 2017 @ 14:25| A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The […]

Origami-Inspired Robot

Origami-Inspired Robot

Aug 26, 2017 @ 16:26 | New research from a team of MechSE professors and students, published as an invited paper in Smart Materials and Structures, details how origami structures and bio-inspired design can be used to create a crawling robot. Assistant professors Aimy Wissa and Sameh Tawfick, along with graduate student Alexander Pagano and […]

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

Smaller, Smarter, Softer Robotic Arm for Endoscopic Surgery

By Leah Burrows | Aug 2, 2017 @ 15:43 |   Bioinspired approach combines pop-up fabrication with soft robotics. Harvard University have developed a hybrid rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes with integrated sensing, flexibility, and multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes can snake through narrow passages to treat difficult to reach areas of the body. However, […]

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

Soft and Stretchy Silicone Fabric Sensors for Wearable Robots

By Lindsay Brownell | Jul 13, 2017 @ 18:17 | Hybrid silicone-fabric sensor detects fine motor movements by flexing with the body.  Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has created a highly sensitive soft capacitive sensor made of silicone and fabric that moves and flexes with the human body to unobtrusively and accurately detect […]

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

By Peter Reuell |  Jun 13, 2017 @ 19:03 | Harvard scientists have created a type of semi-soft Robot capable of walking, using simple materials such as drinking straws and inflatable tubing.  At the beginning of the decade, George Whitesides helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be with the development of biologically inspired […]