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Gizmodo - Inside The Experimental Robotics Lab Where Machines Are Getting Softer

Gizmodo - Inside The Experimental Robotics Lab Where Machines Are Getting Softer

April 27, 2015

Last week, an artificially intelligent robot scared me to death . The next day, I travelled to Carnegie Mellon University where I met a lab full of robots designed to do the exact opposite. Big, soft, and inflatable, these robots are Disney characters in real life. Your grandma's going to love them. That's the idea.

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PopSci - HOW TO BUILD A SOFT ROBOT HAND

PopSci - HOW TO BUILD A SOFT ROBOT HAND

April 27, 2015

In the field of soft robotics, engineers use squishy materials to make robots durable, flexible, and safer to operate around humans. Now intrepid DIYers can also bring life to squishy machines: Last September, Harvard University published an open-access Soft Robotics Toolkit online.

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Soft squishy robotics coming in the future

Soft squishy robotics coming in the future

April 20, 2015

You probably remember the cute, soft and inflatable robot called Baymax that took care of Hiro in the movie Big Hero 6. It turns out that the makers of the Disney animation were inspired by actual soft robotic technologies developed by researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University.

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Soft Robotics Competitions Offer $10,000 in Prizes

Soft Robotics Competitions Offer $10,000 in Prizes

March 25, 2015

There’s still time to sign up your team for the 2015 Soft Robotics Competitions!

For the design competition, entrants are charged with creating a novel device using at least one of the tools available on Harvard’s Soft Robotics Toolkit Website. The entire robot doesn’t have to be soft — it can incorporate more traditional, rigid elements. But at least one component must be soft. Entrants must document their creations on a wiki,… Read more about Soft Robotics Competitions Offer $10,000 in Prizes