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…

New generation of tiny, agile drones

CAMBRIDGE, Mass(MIT News Office) -- If you’ve ever swatted a mosquito away from your face, only to have it return again (and again and again), you know that insects can be remarkably acrobatic and resilient in…