Soft Robots Grip Things Gently


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Posted on September 13, 2012, in Lifestyle, Science, Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Gotta love those researchers and what they spend my hard earned tax dollars on!

    • Haha, this does seem like a pointless venture at first glance. Think of all the implications gentle robotics has though. We can have automated harvests of plants, automated construction of machinery that requires a gentle finesse, or many other implementations that we once thought only careful fingers could accomplish. This will add a whole new human level to robotics.

    • This research was done at Harvard University. Which is a private Ivy League university and the United States’ premier research university. The university itself was the first corporation chartered in the United States and funds itself. It’s not paid for by anyone’s tax dollars. Cool huh?

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