The worm robots presented here have a single motor which coordinates the motion of the cells and clamps. They are some of the fastest inchworm robots (the bi.

Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials jacket

Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials : Paul Jackson : 9781780670942

Wearable Jamming Mitten for virtual environment haptics developed by Tim Simon with Dr. Ross Smith and Professor Bruce H. Thomas (Image used with permission from Bruce H. Thomas, Wearable Computer Lab, University of South Australia)

Q&A: Innovations in Wearables and Virtual Reality

Wearable Jamming Mitten for virtual environment haptics developed by Tim Simon with Dr. Ross Smith and Professor Bruce H. Thomas (Image used with permission from Bruce H. Thomas, Wearable Computer Lab, University of South Australia)

Actives Structures Laboratory

Actives Structures Laboratory

Digital Structures

A self-supporting gridshell structure printed by a KUKA robotic arm. Photo via Digital Structures/MIT

TO with RLSM|Research|CMADO|SBU

TO with RLSM|Research|CMADO|SBU

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UAH team takes NASA prize with Wormbot

The seven-student team was the first UAH team to win the systems engineering competition.

Open Surgery

The Open Surgery Machine concept is an open-source robot that can perform simple operations in the comfort of your home.

WAX ON, WAX OFF  Coating a plastic scaffold in wax (left) makes the squishy structure stand firm. Without wax (right), or when the wax is heated, the scaffold is easily crushed. Robotic body parts made of the wax-plastic duo could let machines toggle between hard and soft. ~~ Courtesy of N. Cheng et al

Wax-coated plastic morphs between soft and stiff

Squishy robots Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states.

MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas.

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