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Soft Robotics Toolkit News - September 2017

September 7, 2017

Announcing 'Resources for Educators' Tab

The Soft Robotics Toolkit team is pleased to announce the launch of the Resources for Educators tab!

Here at the Soft Robotics Toolkit, we strive to continue our efforts to make content available to a broader audience, from our seasoned users all the way to those just starting to experiment with soft robots. In keeping with that goal we have launched a...

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Soft Robotics Toolkit News - July 2017

July 24, 2017

Soft Robotics Week at the Ed Portal!

As part of our continuing outreach efforts the toolkit hosted the second year of a weeklong workshop at the Harvard Ed Portal. The Ed Portal, a collaboration between Harvard, the city of Boston and the Allston-Brighton Community, is a community center meant to facilitate the spread of Harvard educational resources and provide programs in the arts, sciences and other disciplines. The Toolkit workshop, which hosted...

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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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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...

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