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Thanks to “Flexoskeletons,”These Insect-Inspired Robots are Faster and Cheaper to Make

April 9, 2020

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a new method that doesn’t require any special equipment and works in just minutes to create soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots.

See, Think, Predict

January 30, 2019

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information about their own bodies in space and in relation to other objects and people. They describe the system, which includes a motion capture system, soft sensors, a neural

Eye-Controlled Soft Lens Paves Way to Soft Human-Machine Interfaces

August 2, 2019

UC San Diego engineers have developed a soft robotic lens whose movements are controlled by the eyes—blink twice and the lens zooms in and out; look left, right, up or down and the lens will follow. The lens is the first example of an interface between humans and soft machines.

These New Soft Actuators Could Make Soft Robots Less Bulky

October 11, 2019

UC San Diego engineers have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was made possible by creating soft, tubular actuators whose movements are electrically controlled, which makes them easy to integrate with small electronic components.

3D-printed Robot is Hard at Heart, Soft on Outside

July 9, 2015

Engineers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have created the first robot with a 3D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The robot is capable of more than 30 untethered jumps and is powered by a mix of butane and oxygen.…

3D-printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

May 17, 2017

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering professor at…

UC San Diego Engineers Receive 2 out of 10 Prestigious National Young Investigators Awards

July 21, 2022

…team are working on soft robots with reconfigurable joints and variable stiffness that can snake their way through the body, while imparting minimal forces to the surroundings. Compared to the conventional approach of pushing instruments from the base, the proposed robots navigate by extending, or everting, material from their tip,…

This ‘Squidbot’ Jets Around and Takes Pics of Coral and Fish

October 6, 2020

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have built a squid-like robot that can swim untethered, propelling itself by generating jets of water. The robot carries its own power source inside its body.

Transparent Eel-like Soft Robot Can Swim Silently Underwater

April 24, 2018

An innovative, eel-like robot developed by engineers and marine biologists at the University of California can swim silently in salt water without an electric motor. Instead, the robot uses artificial muscles filled with water to propel itself. The foot-long robot, which is connected to an electronics board that remains on…

This Robot Doesn’t Need Any Electronics

February 17, 2021

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have created a four-legged soft robot that doesn’t need any electronics to work. The robot only needs a constant source of pressurized air for all its functions, including its controls and locomotion systems.

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