Fast and forceful gel robots

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Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent gel robots that can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish. (Learn more:

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Video produced and edited by: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Hydrogel robot footage: Hyunwoo Yuk/MIT Soft Active Materials Lab

27 thoughts on “Fast and forceful gel robots

  1. TheTwick

    Maybe I'm the only one with the problem but I can't watch the video a read the text at the same time. I'm fixated by the amazing images, so I can't read the text. Please narrate the video.

  2. Michael Fawaz

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  3. Travis Ruggirello

    "The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I'm teaching at MIT." Noam Chomsky
    I am curious  why I have to be someone who is not allowed to have that natural mind and body connection that I once had when I was a dancer.  I am also curious why dance schools like The Joffrey Ballet School, The Rock School for Dance Education, Lines Ballet School, California Ballet School, City Ballet School of San Diego, and San Diego Academy of Ballet is not considered an analytical approach to understand anatomy.  I don't understand why dance schools like Academy of Performing Arts San Diego, Jimmie Defore Dance Center in Irvine, and  The Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles  is not considered a thoughtful way to recognize thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  I am unsure why children's dance schools like A Touch of Class Dance in Santee, CA is not considered a way to teach courage.   I don't understand why I have to feel like I don't understand something about intuition as someone who had a biological mother (RIP) who was a credentialed dance teacher.    Because of the imagination with dance and homosexuality I am having a hard time being a sober man that is homeless.    It is really hard to stay happy because of the imagination with manly order.    I don't love females enough to love the men they have sex with.   I don't love females enough to love gay pride.   Men really do make me feel troubled because of my pink collar background.  I don't know why I am not entitled to recognize my customer service training from Macy's in Fashion Valley and Parkway Plaza.   I don't know why I feel forced to listen to music a different way.  I don't know why I feel I have to constantly cater to a man that sleeps with females and/or phony gay pride.  Dance school is a poor excuse to understand anything thoughtful and/or sentimental.  The performing arts really is a cheap excuse to learn how to be human.  Maybe I feel negative because I was never in boy scouts, was never in the military, and/or never played sports like baseball and/or football.  I don't know why I feel I am not allowed to evolve because of the imagination with homosexuality.   I really hate when men assume that I never been fathered.    Why do I feel being gay is the same as a transsexual?  Why do I have to feel like I am supposed to wear a little black dress because of my "beta" qualities???


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