Resembling a balloon filled with coffee grounds, this gripper uses granular jamming and electrostatic interactions to manipulate objects.
A new surface treatment enhances the adhesion of double-sided tape to make stickier tapes for soft electronics.
A flexible magnetic catheter made from “smart threads” will help make surgeries less invasive, safer, and easier to perform.
A simple crash landing allows drones to perch while minimizing the need for complicated control strategies that increase computational load.
A new layer-by-layer fabrication process allows researchers to create new and improved soft robot actuators with variable degrees of stiffness.