18 May, 11 – 11:45 Live Lesson, Soft Robotics and AI with National Robotarium

Join Engineers from the National Robotarium as they take learners through Soft Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Soft Robotics focuses on technologies that more closely resemble the physical characteristics of living organisms, such as a tentacle arm gripper, artificial octopus or a worm. Materials used are unlike the usually materials found in robots, they are ‘soft’ such as, silicone, polymers and liquid crystals.

Soft robotics is being used widely throughout the medical field (surgery, prosthetics and pain management) their movement demonstrates their closeness to humans, animals and plants. A Soft Robotics Engineer will be showing examples and discussing how soft robotics is being used throughout many different industries.

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