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Soft Robots: Has Their Time Come?

image: University of Toronto When I first saw a room full of soft robots I was a little freaked out. A bunch of guys standing over what looked like colostomy bags or oversized centipedes as they navigated an obstacle course. It was hard to see the potential in it, but when I took a closer… Read More »

Going Soft On Robots

Snake on a plane! Don’t panic, it’s probably just a (soft) robot My piece on soft material robots for Reuters. Original story here: I’ve added links in this piece. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Robots are getting softer. Borrowing from nature, some machines now have arms that curl and grip like an octopus, others wriggle their way… Read More »