Swiss researchers have come a step closer to building a better artificial heart. It’s a squishy prototype that’s 3D-printed from silicone.
Researchers at Stanford University developed a soft, squishy robot that “grows” like a vine and can squeeze through tight spaces. It can also lift heavy objects, which makes it potentially ideal for search-and-rescue operations.
Chris Atkeson, the creator of Big Hero 6’s Baymax, wants to bring soft robots to the world.
Mexico’s vast capital — Ciudad de México, the largest city in the Americas — is threatened by a severe water crisis.
In assessing what material things are important and worth paying attention to, we’re oddly prejudiced against cheapness – and frustratingly drawn to the expensive, for reasons that don’t necessarily stand up to examination.
They’re not just an animal, they’re a material. And that’s got engineers interested.