Soft robot

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Soft Robot Helps the Heart Beat

Jan 22, 2017 @ 18:31 | By Leah Burrows Researchers have developed a soft robot that fits around a heart & helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for heart patient. Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening […]

Top 20 Robotic Discoveries Of 2016

Top 20 Robotic Discoveries Of 2016

Jan 2, 2017 @ 18:19 |  Year 2016 was fantastic and most encouraging year for robotics world. Here Robot Globe team brought to you top 20 Robotic discoveries of 2016. Year 2016 was fantastic and most encouraging year for robotics world till now. This year, we witnessed many great research findings and innovations in field […]

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Soft Robotic Hand That can Feel

Dec 9, 2016 @ 21:26| By Tom Fleischman | Cornell University |  A Cornell group has devised a way for a soft robot to feel its surroundings internally, in much the same way humans do.The group used its optoelectronic prosthesis to perform a variety of tasks, including grasping and probing for both shape and texture. Most notably, […]

Soft Robots That Mimic Human Muscles

Soft Robots That Mimic Human Muscles

Oct 12, 2016 @ 20:27 | By Laure-Anne Pessina An EPFL team is developing soft, flexible and reconfigurable robots. Air-actuated, they behave like human muscles and may be used in physical rehabilitation. They are made of low-cost materials and could easily be produced on a large scale. Robots are usually expected to be rigid, fast and […]

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

3D-Printed Robots with Shock-Absorbing Skins

Oct 7, 2016 @ 19:58 | By Adam Conner-Simons, MIT CSAIL | MIT News | MIT researchers outfitted their cube robot with shock-absorbing skins that transfer less than half of the energy that would normally be transferred to the ground. Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — […]

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), […]