soft robots

Soft Robotics

This Shape-Shifting Material Mimics Octopus Skin

I'm waiting for my octopus suit.
Jacob Dubé
10.12.17
frankly offensive

This Creepy Soft Robot Can Wiggle Inside Your Body

It "grows" like a vine, up to 72 metres.
Jordan Pearson
7.19.17
Health

This Soft Robot Squeezes the Heart to Pump Blood

It doesn't make contact with blood, which helps reduce the risk of stroke.
Madison Margolin
1.19.17
UCLA

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.24.16
Motherboard Blog

Octopus-Inspired Robots Are Something Straight Out of ‘The Matrix’

Let’s hope we never run into one of these things underwater, yeah?
Sarah Emerson
4.7.16
robots

'Mood Robots' Express Themselves by Changing Colour Like Octopuses

Well, this is adorable.
Jordan Pearson
3.4.16
robots

Your Body Is Made of Hydrogel, and Soon Robots Could Be Too

Researchers made hydrogels that are 90 percent water but extremely adhesive.
Victoria Turk
11.9.15
90S

This Weird Robot Hand Won’t Let Go of the 90s

Nostalgia is only human.
Jordan Pearson
9.30.15
japan

This 80s Japanese Robot Looks Suspiciously Like a Bunch of Dicks

It's a "flexible microactuator”? Yeah, OK.
Alix Jean-Pharuns
8.21.15
News

This 3D-Printed, Bio-Inspired Bot Can Jump Six Times Its Body Height

”The wonderful thing about soft robots is that they lend themselves to abuse."
Emiko Jozuka
7.9.15
robots

Just a Tentacled Micro-Robot Clutching a Helpless Ant

No big deal.
Michael Byrne
6.27.15
videos

Here’s a Squishy Robotic Hand Grabbing a Pumpkin (and Other Inanimate Objects)

Soft robots could revolutionize surgery and search and rescue operations. But they’ve already forever changed how we handle pufferfish.
Brian Anderson
10.28.14