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Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles Can Carry 1,000 Times Their Weight, Plus It's Cheap And Easy To Build

Researchers have developed a new type of artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times their own weight. The artificial muscles are inspired by origami and can be created in as fast as 10 minutes using materials worth less than $1.

Material Science November 28, 2017

Thank The Octopus For This Future Camouflage That Can Morph To Various 3D Shapes

Researchers have developed a stretchable material that mimics the ability of octopuses to inflate their papillae for camouflage. The technology could one day be used to develop sophisticated 'soft robots'.

Robotics October 15, 2017

Stanford Researchers Debut Vine-Inspired Soft Robots That Can Grow On Command

Researchers develop a flexible robot that can grow to 1,000 times its size, move fast, inflate or deflate, and manage complicated obstacles. Meet the Vinebot.

Robotics July 22, 2017

Glowing Octopus Skin For Robots Can Spell Future Of Wearable Technology, Advertisement And More

Researchers at Cornell University in New York have developed a color- and shape-changing skin inspired by the camouflaging ability of octopus and squid species. The new technology can be used to provide robots with the means to express various moods, which would allow them to have a better emotional connection with people.

March 4, 2016

Researchers Develop Pneumatic Actuator To Power Soft Robots: Is Baymax Coming Next?

Researchers at Okayama University in Japan have figured out how to power up a soft robot using only water and electricity. The pneumatic generator demonstrates simple and efficient engineering.

FUTURE TECH October 21, 2015

High Precision: Robot Tentacles Grab Ants By The Waist Without Crushing Them

A team of robot experts at the Iowa State University have discovered a new technique to allow robots to pick up and hold small and delicate objects without crushing them. Their soft robot design features limbs inspired by octopus tentacles.

FUTURE TECH June 13, 2015

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