soft robotics

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

3D printed soft robotic hand plays Nintendo

Researchers have 3D printed a soft robotic hand that is agile enough to play Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. - and win!

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

New computer memory helps soft robot control movements

Engineers have unveiled an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. It overcomes the problem of the mismatch between pneumatics and electronics.

Universal approach to tailoring soft robots

Universal approach to tailoring soft robots

An integrated design optimisation and fabrication workflow opens new opportunities for tailoring the mechanical properties of soft machines.

Shape-changing implants to treat severe pain

Shape-changing implants to treat severe pain

An ultra-thin, inflatable device that uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques and microfluidics can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery.

Smart elastomers make robots more touchy-feely

Smart elastomers make robots more touchy-feely

A new generation of robotic tools are beginning to be realized thanks to a combination of strong 'muscles' and sensitive 'nerves' created from smart polymeric materials.

Self-learning robots go full steam ahead

Self-learning robots go full steam ahead

Researchers have shown that a group of small autonomous, self-learning robots can adapt easily to changing circumstances. They connected the simple robots in a line, after which each individual robot taught itself to move forward as quickly as possible.

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