April 20, 2016      

Robots aren't usually thought of as mushy, squishy things. Yet this perception may soon change as soft robotics begin finding applications in fields ranging from healthcare to undersea repairs and maintenance.

Most robots have rigid metallic structures featuring joints that use conventional bearings. While such robots often possess limb-like structures similar to those found on animals, they also feature mobility technologies, such as wheels and treads, never found in nature.

Researchers world...

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