When you hear the word robot, most people think of a machine going around doing tasks to help people. The concept of ‘soft robots’ is a world away from this.
With soft robots, robots become part of us. They become part of our clothing, helping and enhancing our physical capabilities. A seamless, integral part of what we wear, they could potentially transform everything from the management of disabilities to helping us all to become more fitter and to physically do more.
To read more about this emerging technology click here for an article from BusinessWeek.
The clip below from Bloomberg, gives a good brief overview (4 mins):