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…

Italy’s Mount Etna Erupts

One of the world’s most active volcanoes hot-spot Italy’s Mount Etna, has erupted twice in less than 48 hours, spewing a fountain of lava and ash into the sky on February 18, 2021. After Etna’s…