Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox.   SUBSCRIBE
The Kid Should See This

Harvard’s Soft Robot Walking and Crawling

Watch more with these video collections:

This isn’t like the robots we usually feature. This robot is soft and “boneless,” so to speak, like a squid, or starfish, or worms. Created by researchers at Harvard, this robot has multiple gaits (walking, crawling, and slithering), using pumped air to give it temporary “solid” states as it moves. 

The bonelessness gives this robot such a strange organic quality that more rigid robots don’t have. — Kids (and everyone else) should definitely see this! 

via La Boite Verte

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

MIT’s backflipping mini cheetah quadruped robot

Rion Nakaya

Biobots and the animals that inspire their designs

Rion Nakaya

An accidental toy inventor’s shapeshifting designs

Rion Nakaya

Hydrophytes, 4D-printed aquatic ‘plants’ for the future

Rion Nakaya

A hovering robot DRAGON that shape-shifts in flight

Rion Nakaya

3D-printed structures that shape-shift with magnetic microparticles

Rion Nakaya

The Festo BionicFinWave, an autonomous underwater robot

Rion Nakaya

Liquid Printed Pneumatics: 3D printing stretchy silicone structures

Rion Nakaya

Zebro, an autonomous swarming robot built for rescue

Rion Nakaya