Robots made entirely out of soft materials could be real game-changers. They could integrate more easily with human activities ranging from the ordinary to the exceptional.
A group of engineers at Carnegie Mellon University is working to make such soft robots a hard reality.
Narrated, Written, & Produced by
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Sara Krakauer, Globe Twisting Balloons
Weigel et al. (MPI-Informatics & CMU)
Wikimedia Commons/BMW Werk Leipzig
(main image: Robot and human hands)