Soft robotics

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), […]

Researchers Developed Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

Researchers Developed Pneumatic Linear Actuators Inspired by Muscle

Jun 2, 2016 @ 15:36 | Wyss Institute, Harvard | USA |  The new actuators could pave the way for entirely soft-bodied robots that are safer than their conventional rigid counterparts To make robots more cooperative and have them perform tasks in close proximity to humans, they must be softer and safer. A new actuator developed […]

Metallic 3D Printing without Support Material

Metallic 3D Printing without Support Material

May 17, 2016 @ 20:34 |  The current commercially available 3D printing technologies use support material to build the 3D parts. This support material is total waste after part completion and due to use of support material, 3D printing becomes comparatively more costly and time consuming. Now researchers invented new metallic 3D printing technique that […]

ReWalk Robotics Collaborates with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to Develop Soft Suit

ReWalk Robotics Collaborates with Harvard’s Wyss Institute to Develop Soft Suit

May 17, 2016 @ 18:46 |  Five-Year Agreement Establishes Unique Collaboration and Extensive IP Licensing for “Soft Suit” Exoskeleton Systems ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the leading global exoskeleton developer and manufacturer today announced a collaboration with Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering for the licensing of Intellectual Property (IP), and development of concepts and […]

Novel 4D Printing Method for Bio-Inspired Robots

Novel 4D Printing Method for Bio-Inspired Robots

28 January 2016 | Wyss Institute, Harvard | Materials science and mathematics combine to enable the printing of shapeshifting architectures that mimic the natural movements of plants A team of scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has evolved […]