soft robotics

Robotics: Soft pumps power artificial muscles

Robotics: Soft pumps power artificial muscles

Robotic clothing that could help people to move more easily is a step closer to reality thanks to the development of a lightweight power system for soft robotics.

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

A 3D printed, sweating robot muscle

Researchers used 3D printing to create a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through sweating.

3D printed smart gel changes shape

3D printed smart gel changes shape

Engineers have created a 3D printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light and becomes an "artificial muscle".

Ultra-thin sensitive strain sensors

Ultra-thin sensitive strain sensors

Researchers have developed a new range of nanomaterial strain sensors that are 10 times more sensitive when measuring minute movements, compared to existing technology.

Soft robotic gripper inspired by pole beans

Soft robotic gripper inspired by pole beans

Researchers have designed a new soft robotic gripper that draws inspiration from an unusual source: pole beans

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Scientists have designed a 3D printable soft robotic finger containing a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness.

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