This robot passes through pipes to see where they’re leaking

The small robot that could.

New “soft robots” are strong enough to lift heavy weights, delicate enough to pluck a raspberry

The new generation of robots is softer and gentler.

Plant-like robot can grow 250 times its length, manipulate objects, form complex shapes

Awesome!

New soft heart robot could save many lives from heart failure

A soft, customizable robot fits around a human heart and helps it beat.

Scientists develop new, adorable class of soft robots

This cute, self-powered octopus-like robot could be a game changer.

The squishy bot revolution: how soft robotics is changing the field

Soft robotics involves machines designed to resemble biological systems like squids, caterpillars, starfish, human hands and more. Though far less practical at this point, soft robots could prove invaluable soon enough. ZME Science looked at a couple of some of the most amazing designs made by scientists so far.