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Self-Contained Soft Robot Powered By On-Board Battery
Soft robots would be useful for a variety of things — they could grip objects with precision and sensitivity, and...
Video: German Researchers Smash Robot Arm With a Baseball Bat
The robotics engineers at DLR, the German Aerospace Center, have a history of violent behavior with their mechanical creations —...
MIT’s Tiny Mechanical Muscles Could Power Tomorrow’s Robotic Gizmos
The shape-memory alloy actuators might power minimally invasive surgical devices or tiny laptop cameras
MIT Stumbles on a Way to Print Flexible Coatings Made of Micromachines
A plastic skin impregnated with printed sensors could be wrapped around an airplane wing, for instance