In his RoboBusiness Direct session, recognized Harvard University professor Conor Walsh will examine how his team or researchers have developed soft, wearable robotics for industrial use.
Robotic textiles developed at Wyss Institute could enable mechanotherapies
A new smart fabric that can be inflated and deflated by temperature-dependent liquid-vapor phase changes could enable a new range of mechanotherapeutic and industrial applications.
RoboBee becomes more resilient with soft muscles
Harvard University researchers have found a way to make soft actuators powerful enough to enable a RoboBee to fly and collide.
3D printed organs get SWIFT vascularized building blocks at Wyss Institute
Sacrificial ink-writing technique developed at Harvard allows 3D printed organs to include large, vascularized building blocks.
Jellyfish unharmed by new soft robotic underwater gripper
A new ultra-soft underwater gripper developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute safely catches and releases jellyfish without damage.
Exosuit successfully makes the transition from walking to running
Harvard and University of Nebraska Omaha researchers have developed a lightweight exosuit that assists both walking and running, highlighting the potential for wearable robots outside the lab.
Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering receives $131M gift from founder
Harvard graduate Hansjörg Wyss has given another major donation to support the Wyss Institute’s mission of developing and commercializing robotics and healthcare technologies.
Soft, water-powered robot makes endoscopic surgery easier
Harvard researchers have created a rigid-soft robotic arm for endoscopes that can sense, flex and has multiple degrees of freedom. Flexible endoscopes fit through narrow passages to reach difficult parts of the body. Once they reach their target, the devices need rigid surgical tools to be able to manipulate or remove tissues. Researchers from Harvard’s…