Adding Soft to Robotics: From Gecko-inspired Wall-climbing to Vine-inspired Navigation

10/31/2019; 27 minutes

Elliot Hawkes's research focuses on bringing together design, mechanics, and non-traditional materials to advance the vision of robust, adaptable, human-safe robots that can thrive in the uncertain, unstructured world. He shows two projects; gecko-inspired adhesives to make a climbing robot and vine-inspired robots to navigate in cluttered environments. Recorded on 07/24/2019. (#35267)

 

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