MIT researchers have created what they say is the first self-contained soft robot. In this case, a fluid robot fish that is powered by water, can react to its environment and is soft to touch. (July 11)
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (May 14, 2015) The field of soft robotics is taking shape and researchers are developing technologies ranging from tattoo-like smartphones to squishy robots that can monitor your health. Ben Gruber reports.
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Washington Post (May 15, 2015) In advance of an upcoming worldwide robotics competition in California, Lockheed Martin’s scientists opened up their lab to show off a new generation of robot.
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