Creepy Crawly Robot Slug Thing!

Researchers at Harvard have made amazing progress in the field of soft robotics. Their creepy crawling creation is untethered and self-containted, carrying its processors, control system and batteries on its back. The robot’s body is made of highly durable silicone, with a kevlar bottom layer. The limbs can be run over by a car without issue. This is big step in robotics modeled by biology, and I look forward to seeing how this technology develops. Check out the video below.  For more information, refer to this Harvard Gazette article, or their submission to the research journal Soft Robotics.  

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What I read Today

I’m technically on a vacation day, but our trip didn’t work out. I’ve still been on a computer (at home, in my study), ignoring the gorgeous weather, but I’ve been lost in Photoshop and Illustrator while sprucing up the boyfriend’s website. There’s a parallel universe out there where I have a lucrative career in design. Speaking of universes, there’s an article on the very, very, very beginning of ours, we’re a step closer to the Robot Apocalypse thanks to the hard work of MIT, and old pagan myths from Ireland are the best thing to listen to on St Patrick’s day. Also, the kitten below terrifies the boyfriend. MIT News: Soft… Read More

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