Skin and cartilage are both strong and flexible – properties that are hard to replicate in artificial materials. But a new fabrication process brings lifelike synthetic polymers a step closer.
Researchers have developed “electronic skin” sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion.
Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for several conditions.
Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.
Researchers have created synthetic materials with morphing abilities that can be 3D printed and self-heal within seconds.
Engineers have designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.
A deep learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor can capture human motion from a distance.
Researchers have developed a super-stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically.
Scientists have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing.
Scientists have developed a robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish; the aim is for Jellyfishbot to be applied in the treatment of cancer.
Researchers have developed a new design method that shows promise in enabling the efficient design and fabrication of soft robots using a 3D printer.
Scientists have developed a soft wearable hand robot that can aid the hand-disabled by using machine learning algorithm and sensory hardware.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients.