Soft Morphing Robot Future

Posted on November 12, 2009  Comments (3)

This webcast shows iRobot’s (Romba maker) prototypes for soft flexible robots. The robot uses “jamming” to morph the body which allows animal like locomotion and the ability to reshape the body to squeeze through small and difficult to navigate locations.

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3 Responses to “Soft Morphing Robot Future”

  1. frank
    November 14th, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    Very interesting. Science has come a long way and amazes me every day. With the new things coming out every day the sky is the limit for what we can achieve.

  2. sadar
    December 24th, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

    This is a step forward, soon the streets will go all-powerful cyborgs:))

  3. Dennis Hong, Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering Professor, Leading Robotics Innovation » Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog
    November 6th, 2011 @ 1:09 am

    In 2011 Virginia Tech finally won the humanoid sized RoboCup challenge, bringing the trophy to the USA for the 1st time…

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