Soft robot

Meet OctoBot: The first Entirely Soft Robot

Meet OctoBot: The first Entirely Soft Robot

Sep 17, 2016 @ 11:21 | Inspired by Octopus, A team of Harvard University researchers have created the first entirely soft, autonomous robot, made by a combination of embedded 3D printing, modeling and soft lithography. A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft […]

Artificial Muscle for Soft Robotics: Low Voltage, High Hopes

Artificial Muscle for Soft Robotics: Low Voltage, High Hopes

Jul 23, 2016 @ 18:25 | By Leah Burrows | Soft actuator could be ‘holy grail’ for soft robotics Soft robots do a lot of things well but they’re not exactly known for their speed. The artificial muscles that move soft robots, called actuators, tend to rely on hydraulics or pneumatics, which are slow to respond […]

Soft Motors and Wheels Give Soft Robots a New Ride

Soft Motors and Wheels Give Soft Robots a New Ride

Jun 28, 2016 @ 17:42 | By Todd B. Bates |  A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), […]