Watch self-folding aeromorphs transform via pneumatic origami

Running materials through a modified 3D printer to create sealed compartments can yield forms that change shape when inflated. MIT's Tangible Media Group demonstrates. Read the rest

Make a no-3D-printer gripping, soft robot with hot glue and spreadable silicone

Harrison Young devised a miraculously cool "fiber-reinforced actuator" -- a gripping robot-hand that can get traction on irregularly shaped, heavy objects, without any 3D printed parts and without any power-supply! Read the rest