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The Soft Robot Revolution: imec Develops Robotic Systems That Can Self Heal and Feel Pain

Did you know imec and VUB have teamed up to develop soft robotic systems that can feel pain and self-heal? Bram Vanderborght (imec) joins me this week to chat all about it! We investigate the challenges inherent to soft robotics, how an integrated approach and several breakthrough innovations made these robotic systems possible, and where Bram thinks soft robotics are headed in the future.

 

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Links for March 17, 2023

Self-healing robots demo video (Youtube)

More information about imec’s Robotics technology for Industry 4.0

More information about BruBotics (Brussels Human Robotics Research Center of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

More information about DENA (Designing Electronics North America)

November/December 2022 Edition of DENA (featuring my article entitled “Not all robots are shaped like humans”)

 

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