“Sensorized” skin helps soft robots find their bearings

Flexible sensors and an artificial intelligence model tell deformable robots how their bodies are positioned in a 3D environment.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 12, 2020 | mit
~7 mins   

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Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices

Discovery could enable longer-lasting and better-functioning devices — including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices.

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science | Sept. 4, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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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 | March 21, 2018
~6 mins |

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Worm-inspired material strengthens, changes shape in response to its environment | MIT News

A bio-inspired gel material developed at MIT could help engineers control movements of soft robots.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering | March 20, 2017
~9 mins |

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3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins | MIT News

By “programming” customized soft materials, CSAIL team can 3-D print safer, nimbler, more durable robots.

Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL | Oct. 3, 2016
~5 mins |

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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 | April 6, 2016
~8 mins |

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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 | Sept. 30, 2015
~6 mins |

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