Login / Register

Engineers Are Making Squishy, Bio-Inspired Robots, Here’s How They Work


Thanks! Share it with your friends!


You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.

 Biology   |   Science   |   Technology
 Find Related Videos  added


Scientists are looking to nature to inspire the next generation of robots. Here’s what they’ve come up with.

Could the Biggest Ocean Recording Ever Made Redefine Marine Science? | The Swim -

Read More:
Soft Robotics: Challenges and Perspectives
“There has been an increasing interest in the use of unconventional materials and morphologies in robotic systems because the underlying mechanical properties (such as body shapes, elasticity, viscosity, softness, density and stickiness) are crucial research topics for our in-depth understanding of embodied intelligence.”

Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones in coral reefs
“During test dives in the Rainbow Reef in Fiji, SoFi swam at depths of more than 50 feet for up to 40 minutes at once, nimbly handling currents and taking high-resolution photos and videos using (what else?) a fisheye lens.”

A World of "Soft Robots" Could Actually Be the Gross Future We Need
“Jamie Paik, one of their creators and the director of the Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory at the Swiss Institute of Technology, tells Inverse these machines have a chance to revolutionize how humans and robots interact. It’s a shift that’s really begun to take hold over the past three years.”


Elements is more than just a science show. It’s your science-loving best friend, tasked with keeping you updated and interested on all the compelling, innovative and groundbreaking science happening all around us. Join our passionate hosts as they help break down and present fascinating science, from quarks to quantum theory and beyond.

Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives, and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information.

Visit the Seeker website

Elements on Facebook

Subscribe now!

Seeker on Twitter

Seeker on Facebook


Special thanks to Maren Hunsberger for hosting this episode of Seeker!
Check Maren out on Twitter:

Written by: Megan Bates

Post your comment


Be the first to comment