Electronics-free DraBot uses air pressure, microarchitectures, and self-healing hydrogels to watch for changes in pH, temperature, and the presence of contaminants.
Thanks to ultra-thin sensors and artificial muscles, future flexible microelectronics will be able to take on complex shapes to better interface with delicate biological tissues without causing damage.
Building inclusive education systems will be key to ensuring no one is left behind and that advances in AI and robotics benefit everyone in society.
A gelatin-based hydrogel allows researchers to create a flexible, remote controlled robot capable of squeezing through tight spaces.
Researchers in Australia take inspiration from nature to create a soft-robotic gripper that moves away from the conventional hand-like design.
Scientists develop a simple method that mimics plant motion to get paper to fold itself after printing.
Multimodal thin-film transistors, or MMTs, could be pivotal in designing the next-generation of wearables and eco-disposable sensors.
A new strategy allows researchers control robotic movement using fluids, creating flexible, untethered systems with promising applications.
Researchers create new soft electrostatic zipping actuators manufactured through an integrated printing process for next generation soft robotics.
Prototype device electronically replicates the way human skin senses pain.