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Harvard Researchers give Soft Robotic Grippers for Deep Sea Exploration

Harvard Researchers give Soft Robotic Grippers for Deep Sea Exploration

21 January 2016 | Harvard | Soft robotic grippers improve ability to collect delicate underwater specimens During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep sea coral reefs, Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY) marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from […]

Jumping on Water: Scientists developed Micro Robots that can jump off water’s surface

Jumping on Water: Scientists developed Micro Robots that can jump off water’s surface

An international team of Seoul National University and Harvard researchers looked to water strider insects to develop robots that jump off water’s surface 30 July 2015 – (SEOUL and BOSTON) — The concept of walking on water might sound supernatural, but in fact it is a quite natural phenomenon. Many small living creatures leverage water’s […]

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Weekly Robot Video: Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone, Fire Fighting Robot, Popup and Soft Robot video, Metamorpho Robot and Many More

Meet Gimball, a Collision-Tolerant Drone (Published on 5 Jul 2015) Tested got a demo of Gimball, an RC multi-rotor that is designed to withstand collisions. The quad itself is housed in a protective sphere, moving freely inside of it using a gimbal system. The idea is that it can fly and bump around in environments too […]

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft  Robot

Harvard Researchers Created First Autonomous Jumping Soft Robot

Traditional rigid robots are fast, precise and powerful. But these robots are non-adaptable and dangerous to humans who get too close. Soft robots are adaptable and resilience. But Soft robots are slow, difficult to fabricate and challenging to make autonomous because robot components like motors, sensors and microcontrollers are rigid. But what if you could […]