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Researchers Develop World's First Soft Robot

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Soft robots - started as soft toys, 30 years ago!
Ann R. Thryft   8/12/2013 6:37:49 PM
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Don, that is hysterical--thanks for the info on soft robot toys. It's even kind of cute. Unfortunately, the name Ultimate Toy gives a lot of listings on Google that aren't yours. Can you give us a link?

Don Yates
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Re: Soft robots - started as soft toys, 30 years ago!
Don Yates   8/12/2013 8:15:29 PM
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At this time, my 'Ultimate Toy' sits rolled up in my pocket. We think it needs exposure in a film like my script called "Free Parking" with a whole lot of other tricky stuff! Truth is, she is loney and would like more similar friends to be loved!

Inside her soft and cuddly fluffy outside, there is a combination of 2 sets of 3 flexible legs for walking and grasping, driven by air logic and some infamous string. There is a reverse facing pouch for carrying things like a wombat.    

Her heart does other stuff in a trainset http://www.miningfamilies.com/projects.html and a mining application http://www.mitseals.com  (pronounced 'mighty seals') with NFC (near field communications) and a unique zigbee number.

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Re: Cool robot
Debera Harward   8/17/2013 5:15:03 AM
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Thanks Ann for such an informative post to be very frank unfortunately I was unaware of soft robots . I really liked this idea as it is economical as compared to other robots, more flexible and highly capable

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Re: Cool robot
Debera Harward   8/17/2013 5:18:22 AM
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Soft Robots can be used in water wars by navy forces to act as spy buy including few more features  to it .

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Re: Cool robot
Ann R. Thryft   8/19/2013 12:51:01 PM
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You're welcome, Deberah. DN has covered soft robotics before, most recently here:
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=249826
This new one isn't actually the first, but it is the first that's entirely soft, with no hard components. That's quite a feat.

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First soft robot?
InterestedNancy   8/20/2013 3:34:33 PM
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Ann, you mentioned that this is not the "first" soft robot (although it is the first that is entirely soft). Waht is the first soft robot? Thank you!

Nancy

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: First soft robot?
Ann R. Thryft   8/20/2013 4:35:03 PM
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Nancy, as I mentioned before, soft robotics is a developing field that's been around awhile. I suggest you try googling the term for more information.

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