3d printed soft robotics

UC San Diego Researchers’ Soft Robot Can Walk Over Rough Terrain with Four 3D Printed Legs

We’ve seen some pretty fascinating 3D printing research in the medical field out of the University of California San Diego over the last couple of years, like a 3D printed…

BRL Team to Create Biomimetic Forebrain for 3D Printed Robotic Hand

Individuals—and different cultures—worldwide have varying perceptions of how robots should look, and what they should do. Dating back to the first popular science fiction books and movies, our fascination with…

MIT Researchers Use 3D Printing to Create Soft, Nearly Invisible Hydrogel Robots

Soft robotics are becoming increasingly common as researchers and engineers develop new ways to fabricate robots from materials that range from flexible plastics to silicones. A team of engineers at MIT, however,…

Lessons Learned: Empire Robotics Explains Failed Attempt to Commercialize Soft Robotics Technology

Near the end of Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is injured and lamenting his inability to save Gotham City. His butler and confidant, Alfred Pennyworth, channeling the…

TU Delft Students Develop New Technique for 3D Printing Soft Robotics

I find soft robotics to be utterly fascinating. While the technology has been around for a while, it’s recently begun to really advance in unprecedented ways – thanks in part to…

Harvard Researchers Develop First-Ever Fully Autonomous Soft-Bodied Robot: Meet the 3D Printed Octobot

The common stereotype of robots is that they’re rigid metal creatures that move stiffly and awkwardly. Obviously that hasn’t be the case for a long time – robots come in many,…

The 3D Printed Soft Robotics Hand Will Respond to Human Grip

Robots have already become an indispensable part of our lives. Everything from a Roomba to the automatic drink machine at McDonald’s and even the 3D printers that I write about…

Researchers Create a Fully Articulated 3D Printed Soft Robot Octopus Tentacle

I’ll be the first to admit that there is a lot of humor to be had in the fact that scientists 3D printed an articulated tentacle, and trust me the…

Soft Robotics Project Exo-Biote 3D Prints Living Movement

Soft robotics is a relatively new field of research that aims to create flexible robots that are more easily adaptable to human interaction. Often, the forms of these creations and…