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KIWI Robots

Kiwi Robots are part of the Ready for Robotics project by Professor Marina Umaschi Bers from Tufts University. The simple robots are easily programmed with blocks or on a computer using the same symbols as on the blocks.  This method … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Inspired Robot

A robot called GoQBot, designed by Hual-Tin Lin from Tufts University,  was inspired by a caterpillar.  We have seen other robots inspired by nature, like Stanford’s gecko inspired robot, but most are made of hard materials, like hard metal or … Continue reading

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Scientists Study Caterpillars for Robo Locomotion Ideas

Scientists at Tufts University in Medford Massachusetts are studying the tobacco hornworm caterpillars and how they move. The scientists are interested in soft body creatures and creating soft body robots.  That means creating robots with things like elastomers or 3D-fiber … Continue reading

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