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Soft Sensors Might Make Wearables Actually Wearable

Picture a rectangle of fabric cut from a standard grey t-shirt. It’s stretchier than most tees, because it’s made from a mix of nylon and spandex, not cotton. And it stands out in another way, too: If you flip back a corner of the cloth, one side has an unexpected ...

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3-D-printed, soft, four legged robot can walk on sand and stone

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering professor at ...

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