NASA Provides $45M Boost to US Small Businesses

NASA has selected 365 U.S. small business proposals for initial funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, a total investment of more than $45 million. “we recognize…

Helping soft robots turn rigid on demand

CAMBRIDGE, Mass (MIT News office) -- Imagine a robot. Perhaps you’ve just conjured a machine with a rigid, metallic exterior. While robots armored with hard exoskeletons are common, they’re not always ideal. Soft-bodied robots, inspired by…