Get the most out of Ro­bot­ics Business Review!



This is an article excerpt. Please register to view the entire article.
Learn more about membership benefits and start your membership today!

Soft Materials Robotics: Ready For Prime Time?
cephalopods and robots
The Kara Report: Soft materials robotic technology based on biomimetic models holds great promise, but there are many challenges yet to overcome
By Dan Kara, Analyst-at-Large "Feature" Column


The unassuming term “soft robotics” has recently made its way from the rarefied environs of academic journals and scholarly symposia and into the mainstream. 

Recent articles from publications as diverse as such as IEEE Spectrum, Forbes magazine and US News and World Report, along with wide reportage in the science blogosphere, speak to the level of interest in the subject. 

Clearly, we are on the verge of a soft robotics revolution.  But exactly what type of revolution?  Core academic research and accompanying videos are fine, but a revolution, at least for the readers of Robotics Business Review, requires that robotics technologies make for applications and some support for commercialization.  In that light, we will review this fascinating subject.

This is a preview article. Please register to view the entire article.

Get started
Create your membership.
Already a member?





Comments
No comments yet. Be the first to post a comment.

Name:

Email:


View comment guidelines

Remember me

Notify me of follow-up comments?




Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


Can China’s Homegrown Robots Supplant Foreign Brands?

Wall Street Finally Tosses a Smile at HP. Could It Be 3D Printing?

HP Wades into 3D Printing: Is It Now Suddenly Harder for the Little Guy?
More in 3D Printing



Philae Robot Space Probe Makes Historic Comet Landing

Why Intel is Betting on Drones

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute

Baxter Collaborative Robot More Flexible with Robot Positioning System

Federal Robotics Commission: Ryan Calo Calls for Regulation