Watch How Ordinary Objects Can Be Turned Into Robots

When NASA put out a call for soft robotic technologies, Rebecca Kramer-Bottiglio and her team at Yale University replied with something remarkable: robotic skins that can wrap around everyday objects, turning almost anything into a moving, grasping robot."
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New Origami Robot Handles Sea Creatures With a Softer Touch

New Origami Robot Handles Sea Creatures With a Softer Touch

Watch Magnets Control These 3-D Printed Robots

Discover how advances in 3-D printing technology is creating robots that can be moved by magnets. In the future, the robots may be deployed inside your body to deliver medicine or take tissue samples. 

These Robots Use Living Muscle Tissue to Mimic Human Fingers

See how Scientists in Tokyo have combined plastic and metal with living muscle tissue to create these functional biohybrid robotic hands that can mimic the actions of human fingers.

This Wiggly Robotic Fish Could Advance Marine Research

See how this advanced robotic "fish" can help marine biologists monitor the health of habitats by blending in.