Soft robot

A Glove Powered By Soft Robotics To Interact With Virtual Reality Environments

A Glove Powered By Soft Robotics To Interact With Virtual Reality Environments

Jun 1, 2017 @ 06:49 |   By Ioana Patringenaru| Engineers at UC San Diego are using soft rob otics technology to make light, flexible gloves that allow users to feel tactile feedback when they interact with virtual reality environments. The researchers used the gloves to realistically simulate the tactile feeling of playing a virtual piano […]

Optical Flytrap Opens New Venues In The Development Of Soft Microbots

Optical Flytrap Opens New Venues In The Development Of Soft Microbots

May 24, 2017 @ 19:26 | Materials that can be moved with light are rapidly developing. TUT’s Smart Photonic Materials research group’s research on an optical gripper, resembling a Venus flytrap, was published in the Nature Communications journal. The research opens new venues in the development of soft microbots. The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous […]

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

A New Gecko Inspired Soft Robotic Gripping System

May 18, 2017 @ 09:19 | Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have developed a soft  robotic gripping system that uses differential air pressure and a gecko-inspired adhesive for exceptional bonding to three-dimensional objects. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week. A soft […]

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

May 17, 2017 @ 06:23 | Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft Legged robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering […]

Magnetic Fields Control Soft Robots

Magnetic Fields Control Soft Robots

Apr 5, 2017 @ 08:50 |  NC State University Researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields. A team of engineering researchers has made a fundamental advance in controlling so-called soft robots, using magnetic fields to remotely manipulate microparticle chains embedded in soft robotic devices. The researchers have already […]

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Feb 2, 2017 @ 05:25 | By Jennifer Chu |  MIT News Made from hydrogel, gel-based robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection. Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking […]

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Artificial Fingertip that ‘Feels’ Wins Harvard’s Robotics Competition

Jan 22, 2017 @ 19:04 |  An open-source 3D-printed fingertip that can ‘feel’ in a similar way to the human sense of touch has won Harvard University’s international Soft Robotics competition for its contribution to soft robotics research. Pushing the boundaries of soft robotics, the open-source tactile fingertip, known as TacTip, is a 3D-printed tactile […]