Soft Actuator Mimics Muscle Motion

Soft Actuator Mimics Muscle Motion

“Give a kid a hammer, and the whole world looks like a nail.” It’s natural to try to solve problems using familiar tools, which explains why engineers turn to gears and pulleys and wheels and hinges when trying to create a robot that simulates human...
Plastic Foam for Body Parts [video]

Plastic Foam for Body Parts [video]

  Researchers at Cornell University have a new polymer foam with¬†characteristics that can be useful when making prosthetic devices or replacement organs such as a functioning heart. One feature is that the material can be poured into molds to create items of a...