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This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life


This robot has applications to archaeology, space exploration, and search and rescue — with a simple elegant design inspired by a plant. Sign up to Morning Brew for free today:​

Make your own Vine Robot! —​
Special thanks to A/Prof. Elliot Hawkes, Nicholas Naclerio, Margaret Coad, David Haggerty for appearing in this video and showing off your amazing robots. For more info on vine (and other types of) robots check out​, and​

Research at UCSB supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant #1944816​, by an Early Career Faculty grant from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program, and by the Packard Foundation.

B-roll footage of robots from the supplementary materials of (Hawkes et al., 2017)​, and from Stanford University​

Additional info on the intubation vine robot here:​

References: Hawkes, E. W., Blumenschein, L. H., Greer, J. D., & Okamura, A. M. (2017). A soft robot that navigates its environment through growth. Science Robotics, 2(8). —​

Coad, M. M., Blumenschein, L. H., Cutler, S., Zepeda, J. A. R., Naclerio, N. D., El-Hussieny, H., … & Okamura, A. M. (2019). Vine robots: Design, teleoperation, and deployment for navigation and exploration. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 27(3), 120-132. —​

Blumenschein, L. H., Coad, M. M., Haggerty, D. A., Okamura, A. M., & Hawkes, E. W. (2020). Design, modeling, control, and application of everting vine robots. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7. —​

Haggerty, D. A., Naclerio, N. D., & Hawkes, E. W. (2019, November). Characterizing environmental interactions for soft growing robots. In 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 3335-3342). IEEE. —​

Naclerio, N. D., Hubicki, C. M., Aydin, Y. O., Goldman, D. I., & Hawkes, E. W. (2018, October). Soft robotic burrowing device with tip-extension and granular fluidization. In 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 5918-5923). IEEE. —​

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Edited by Trenton Oliver
Animation by Ivan Tello
Filmed by Derek Muller
Thumbnail by Ignat Berbeci
Music by Jonny Hyman and from Epidemic Sound

Vaiga murder

Sanu Mohan Confesses To Killing Daughter Vaiga; Police Sense Discrepancies In Suspect’s Story DeshabhimaniApr 19, 2021 11:41 AM Kochi: : Sanu Mohan confesses to throwing  daughter Vaiga into Muttar river, in what he claims was death he planned for her and himself owing to financial problems Sanu said he loved his daughter Vaiga a lot and could not bear to leave her   orphaned in the aftermath of his suicide. According to Sanu, he initially tried to strangulate Vyga in their home but she did not die, following which, he wrapped her in a bedsheet and hurled her into the river. Sanu’s account of events before and after the murder has many holes, feel  police who are digging deeper to come upon the motive and what exactly happened. Sanu was nabbed from Karwar in Karnataka and  transported to New Kochi Thrikekkara. He will be questioned further under supervision fm high-ranking police officials. Vaiga was found dead in Muttar river on 22 March. Sanu had gone missing around that time and police received tip on his hanging around Mookambila. He however fled the area and was rounded up later in Karwar by Karnataka police. 30 Rare Pics Of Princess Diana You Probably Have Never Seen Car Novels by TaboolaSponsored Links These Haircuts Are Very Much Outdated Articles Vally A 15-year-old girl gives birth to a baby at home Baking Soda Tricks Everyone Should Know About Oceandraw Disha Patani or Mouni Roy who slays better as the water Baby in this picture by TaboolaPromoted Links Unmute