Search results for soft robotics

Robotics Jun 25, 2019

For less than $200, engineering students built a realistic robotic fish

Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.

Nanomaterials Jun 24, 2019

Novel nanogenerator takes cue from electric eels

Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a bionic stretchable nanogenerator (BSNG) that takes inspiration from electric eels.

Materials Science Jun 19, 2019

Nature-inspired materials can be used in applications ranging from tunneling to space

Optimal materials for cutting tools of tunnel boring machines (TBM) were developed in the recently finished three-year long project "Innovative polycrystalline diamond (PDC) drag bit for soft ground tunnel boring machines" ...

Space Exploration Jun 21, 2019

Mars 2020 rover gets its wheels

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the starboard legs and wheels—otherwise known as the mobility suspension—on the Mars 2020 rover. They ...

Robotics May 29, 2019

Fieldwork Robotics completes initial field trials of raspberry harvesting robot system

University of Plymouth spinout company Fieldwork Robotics has completed initial field trials of its robot raspberry harvesting system.

Robotics Jun 10, 2019

Training robots to relieve chronic pain

Researchers at Swinburne have developed a collaborative robot system to automatically treat back, neck and head pain caused by soft tissue injury.

Materials Science Jun 05, 2019

New material with magnetic shape memory

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a new material that retains a given shape when it is put into a magnetic field. It is a composite material consisting of two components. Unlike ...

Materials Science Jun 17, 2019

Engineers demonstrate superstrong, reversible adhesive that works like snail slime (Update)

If you've ever pressed a picture-hanging strip onto the wall only to realize it's slightly off-center, you know the disappointment behind adhesion as we typically experience it: it may be strong, but it's mostly irreversible. ...

Space Exploration Jun 05, 2019

Space Rider: Europe's reusable space transport system

Initially proposed in 2016, ESA's Space Rider reentry vehicle provides a return to Earth and landing capability that compliments the existing launch options of the Ariane and Vega families.

Nanomaterials May 23, 2019

Researchers create soft, flexible materials with enhanced properties

A team of polymer chemists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a new methodology that can be used to create a class of stretchable polymer composites with enhanced electrical and thermal properties. ...

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