Self-transforming robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other

Developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, robots can self-assemble to form various structures with applications including disaster relief.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 30, 2019 ~6 min

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Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones in coral reefs | MIT News

Made of silicone rubber, CSAIL’s “SoFi” could enable a closer study of aquatic life.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
March 21, 2018 ~6 min

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“Superhero” robot wears different outfits for different tasks | MIT News

Shape-shifting device from CSAIL can walk, roll, sail, and glide using recyclable exoskeletons.

Adam Conner-Simons and Rachel Gordon | CSAIL • mit
Sept. 27, 2017 ~6 min

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Brain-controlled robots | MIT News

CSAIL system enables people to correct robot mistakes using brain signals.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
March 6, 2017 ~6 min

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First-ever 3-D printed robots made of both solids and liquids | MIT News

System from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab 3-D prints hydraulically-powered robot bodies, with no assembly required.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
April 6, 2016 ~8 min

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Soft robotic hand can pick up and identify a wide array of objects | MIT News

Team from Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab develops silicone rubber gripper and advanced object-identification algorithms.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL • mit
Sept. 30, 2015 ~6 min

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