Flexoskeleton Robots

One of the flexoskeleton robots, with rigid/flexible legs joined to a Lego-like electronic module
One of the flexoskeleton robots, with rigid/flexible legs joined to a Lego-like electronic module
David Baillot/University of California San Diego

Soft-bodied robots have numerous desirable qualities, such as the ability to squeeze through gaps, or survive being stepped on. And so far, they’ve typically been manually assembled on a one-off basis. That could be about to change, though, thanks to a new manufacturing method. read more