Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics (Video)

Octobot is the first autonomous, entirely soft robot. Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics.

A team of Harvard University researchers with expertise in 3D printing, mechanical engineering, and microfluidics has demonstrated the first autonomous, untethered, entirely soft robot. This small, 3D-printed robot — nicknamed the octobot — could pave the way for a new generation of completely soft, autonomous machines. Continue reading “Powered by a chemical reaction controlled by microfluidics, 3D-printed ‘octobot’ has no electronics (Video)”

Japanese Researchers Launch 3D Printable Desktop Robot (Video)

“Our aim is to open up the relationship between humans and technology through printable and open-source robot kit, ”PLEN2”. We do not believe that robots should replace people but that they should complement our abilities. We strongly believe that scientific technology can enrich everyone in society if we embrace it in a positive manner.”  Continue reading “Japanese Researchers Launch 3D Printable Desktop Robot (Video)”