Category Archives: soft robotics

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

Watch MIT’s 3D printed walking, drug-transporting magnets

The latest findings from a team of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) show magnetic, 3D printed creatures capable of rolling, crawling, creeping, folding and catching objects, without any “strings” attached. Made from a new type of soft material, these incredibly lifelike structures have virtually limitless potential in intelligent robot development, especially within the […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

3D printed soft robot walks through water and straight to the heart of Rutgers research

From the video showing a new 3D printable material, you would be forgiven for thinking that Rutgers University–New Brunswick researchers have created life. Grabbing, dropping, brushing and walking across the frame, this 3D printed gel demonstrates the lifelike possibilities of soft robotics, and speaks volumes about the future of medtech. Living like the octopus Rutgers’ 3D printed […]

Video: A morning jog with Boston Dynamics’ 3D printing powered Atlas robot

Clever? Creepy? Or perhaps a healthy dose of both? American robotics company Boston Dynamics has just released a video demonstrating the latest abilities of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the clip, Atlas can be seen jogging, up an incline and on uneven ground, and jumping over a log, all for the purpose search and rescue. Just […]

Video: A morning jog with Boston Dynamics’ 3D printing powered Atlas robot

Clever? Creepy? Or perhaps a healthy dose of both? American robotics company Boston Dynamics has just released a video demonstrating the latest abilities of its Atlas humanoid robot. In the clip, Atlas can be seen jogging, up an incline and on uneven ground, and jumping over a log, all for the purpose search and rescue. Just […]

US Military studies invertebrates for 3D printing active materials in robots

The US Military is seeking to harness the flexibility of invertebrate creatures to produce robots that benefit from less structural rigidity than what robotics currently allows for. The results suggest a 3D printed robotic squid may be among the next generation of military robots. These robots would be better equipped for working in cramped spaces, using […]

3D printed suckerfish grip could take explorers into The Great Unknown

Since August 5th 2012 the Mars Curiosity Rover has been live tweeting its movements from the surface of the red planet to almost 4 million followers all around the world. Back on Earth and 10,994 metres (36,070 ft) under the sea however, there is no such luxury of wireless communication. To date, only four planned missions […]

UC San Diego presents 3D printed soft-robotic legs for all-terrain robot explorer

Engineers at UC San Diego’s Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab have presented a paper demonstrating the use of 3D printing to make a robot capable …