soft robots

Engineering soft robotics

The emerging field of soft robotics deals with the development of robots comprised of materials similar to those found in living organisms like the creation of a synthetic soft muscle tissue. Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical engineering and data science at Columbia University joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this topic.

SciTech Now Episode 334

In this episode of SciTech Now, the PBS documentary Military Medicine Beyond The Battlefield takes a look at the unique engineering and research center in Pittsburgh with a mission to save and better lives; a new trend in robotics to create durable and malleable robots using soft materials; exploring the uncharted Amazon; and equipping students […]

The emerging field of soft robotics

While traditional robots are typically made of hard mechanical parts, a new trend in robotics is emerging to create durable and malleable robots using soft materials that conform to the human body. Kari Love, Soft Goods Engineer at robotics company, Super Releaser joins Hari Sreenivasan to talks soft robotics.