Robotics Technology
Making Trouble — Soft Robots

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Traditional robotics is doing brilliantly right now. To try and beat these guys at their game is a losing proposition, especially for people who don’t have an extensive background in robotics. There are, however, wide-open fields in robotics.

 

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Saul Griffith

DR. SAUL GRIFFITH is founder and principal scientist at Otherlab, an independent R&D lab, where he focuses on engineering solutions for a clean energy, net-zero carbon economy. Occasionally making some pretty cool robots too. Saul got his PhD from MIT, and is a founder or co-founder of makanipower.com, sunfolding.com, voluteinc.com, treau.cool, departmentof.energy, materialcomforts.com, howtoons.com, and more. Saul was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007.

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