How Squishy Robotics Created a Robot that can be Safely Dropped out of a Helicopter

The newest of the cadre of robots being deployed into extreme conditions comes out of UC Berkeley’s Skydeck Accelerator from a company named Squishy Robotics. Devin Coldewey of TechCrunch.com writes that the company went public recently at the Robotics + AI Sessions event hosted by TechCrunch, and that the inspiration for the company came from the need for on the ground reconnaissance of extreme situations where first responders can potentially lose their lives. The robot uses a proprietary “tensegrity structure” — technology based off of a complex web of cable-activated rods. Read More>>

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