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3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins |  ScienceDaily

3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins | ScienceDaily

Anyone who’s watched drone videos or an episode of “BattleBots” knows that robots can break — and often it’s because they don’t have the proper padding to protect themselves.

But this week researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) will present a new method for 3-D printing soft materials that make robots safer and more precise in their movements — and that could be used to improve the durability of drones, phones, shoes, helmets, and more.

Source: 3-D-printed robots with shock-absorbing skins — ScienceDaily