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 • mit
Sept. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: robotics medicine robots soft-robotics immunology research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes implantable-medical-devices

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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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 • mit
March 20, 2017 ~9 min

Tags:  robotics  soft-robotics  animals  research  sensors  school-of-engineering  national-science-foundation-nsf  civil-and-environmental-engineering  bioinspiration

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 • mit
Oct. 3, 2016 ~5 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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