New light-sheet microscopy unit reduced photodamage

A research group led by Takashi Saito, of the Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, developed a 2-photon excitation light-sheet fluorescence microscope which lowers phototoxicity, extends the field of view, and heightens spatial resolution. This…

Researchers’ algorithm designs soft robots that sense

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MIT News Office)-- There are some tasks that traditional robots — the rigid and metallic kind — simply aren’t cut out for. Soft-bodied robots, on the other hand, may be able to interact with…

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…