Why Robots That Bend Are Better

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    Robots of the future may be softer, squishier and bendier than robots today. This could make them ideal for space exploration. Check out kiwico.com/Veritasium50 for 50% off your first month of any subscription!
    On Thursday February 18th, 2021 the NASA Perseverance Rover will land on Mars. It is a wonderful robot, made out of steel and wire - but will future robots look like Perseverance? There is an emerging field of research on "soft robots", where the machines are flexible. These soft robots have many advantages over traditional robots - they're safer, lighter, more flexible and can change their shape and size.
    NASA is investigating the use of soft robots for space missions. For future visits to Enceladus or Europa, a lander could cut a hole in the ice and then insert a compliant robot through the hole. This robot could then grow and change shape on the other side.
    References:
    N. S. Usevitch, Z. M. Hammond, M. Schwager, A. M. Okamura, E. W. Hawkes, S. Follmer, An untethered isoperimetric soft robot. Sci. Robot. 4,
    ve42.co/Hammond2020 - paper about the truss robot
    ve42.co/Usevitch2020 - press release and video about the truss robot
    Electronics-free pneumatic circuits for controlling soft-legged robots
    Dylan Drotman1, Saurabh Jadhav, David Sharp, Christian Chan, Michael T. Tolley Sci. Robot. 6, eaay2627 (2021)
    ve42.co/Drotman - paper about the turtle robot
    Special thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Jim Osmun, Tyson McDowell, Ludovic Robillard, jim buckmaster, Robert, fanime96, Marc Forand, Juan Benet, Ruslan Khroma, Robert Blum, Grace O'Maille KRON x Arc iOS, Richard Sundvall, Lee Redden, Vincent, Lyvann Ferrusca, Alfred Wallace, Arjun Chakroborty, Joar Wandborg, Clayton Greenwell, Pindex , Michael Krugman, Cy 'kkm' K'Nelson, Sam Lutfi, Ron Neal, Bryan Baker
    Video supplied by Getty Images
    Thanks to Zachary Hammond for showing me the soft truss robot
    Filmed by Derek Muller
    Edited and GFX by Trenton Oliver
    Animation by Ivan Tello
    Music by Jonny Hyman
    Thumbnail by Ignat Berbeci, Dan Meyer

Ewan McLean
Ewan McLean

This means we’re soon to get an AvE video called “Why robots that bend aren’t better”

Vor 6 Stunden
Casey Keyser
Casey Keyser

How long until Baymax is real? :)

Vor 14 Stunden
Rusty
Rusty

turn every robot into soft robots to prevent the uprising

Vor 14 Stunden
Jaury Beltrão Engers
Jaury Beltrão Engers

Guys... BAYMAX from Big hero 6... He is a soft robot right? And he gives the safe vide.

Vor 23 Stunden
Kinc3per
Kinc3per

I haven’t been paid to say that I am currently in the kiwi co sub rip toon thing and really enjoy it.

Vor Tag
Road Rash
Road Rash

So when are you going to make Baymax?

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First Last
First Last

A goey

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viewer
viewer

is it of any use for anything ?

Vor 2 Tage
S o
S o

Move able parts yes but totally soft robots? Dude seriously no. We need something with the origami technique that should do the trick.

Vor 2 Tage
John Kelton
John Kelton

That’s super cool, and super useless

Vor 2 Tage
Neon Eviscerator
Neon Eviscerator

Asserting that any kind of robot or machine is 'better' is very misleading. Please stop doing it it pisses me off. It's true that machines like this are better suited for certain applications than current technologies, but no technology is objectively 'better' than any other, it all depends entirely on what you're designing it to do.

Vor 3 Tage
GREY ALIEN
GREY ALIEN

Makes me think of a portable bridge that can reach different elevations . Mobil and strong maybe even remote

Vor 3 Tage
Richard Samuelson
Richard Samuelson

"Mobil"? That's a brand of petrol stations...

Vor 6 Stunden
Voltaic Fire
Voltaic Fire

Love it!

Vor 3 Tage
Kryptonite
Kryptonite

1.5k thumbs down from hard robots

Vor 3 Tage
A man of no reputation
A man of no reputation

They're benders.

Vor 3 Tage
Marcy
Marcy

Polish sausage robot! That's brilliant! :D

Vor 3 Tage
dav snow
dav snow

I'm so bloody glad I don't wear headphones.

Vor 3 Tage
M L
M L

An octahedral octopus? An octahedropus?

Vor 3 Tage
Mr Picky
Mr Picky

yes all the metal parts and gears look very soft

Vor 4 Tage
FeedMeSalt
FeedMeSalt

The primary reason for hard bots is strength accuracy stability and durability. A sooft machine will tear apart over long periods of time and wont repeat the same exact motion well, as you said, where as say tracks or a foot need lubed and replaced every year/decade.

Vor 4 Tage
Some Random Guy
Some Random Guy

But due to the materials they’re made out of, wouldn’t it be quite easy to remake or at least mass produce these robots?

Vor 18 Stunden
mzar62458
mzar62458

Are there any stats on this?

Vor Tag
ShaunBonJovi
ShaunBonJovi

Why wear a mask outside? I can see the inspiration for this soft robot is not porn related.

Vor 5 Tage
JamieJamez
JamieJamez

We are now one step closer to creating Rover from "The Prisoner".

Vor 6 Tage
Gunzo Berelo
Gunzo Berelo

Why knees make human movement better?! :D :D Ou this fun vid descriptions :D

Vor 7 Tage
진실추적
진실추적

Good morning I am a young man in Korea Korea is now entering an aging society If you introduce it to Korea from the beautiful country of the United States, please tell us some things that can help the weak and the elderly and help Korea. Korea is severely corrupted by corruption and corruption. Please help Korea.

Vor 7 Tage
Mc Len
Mc Len

100% Big hero 6 inspired soft robots hahaha very flexible.

Vor 7 Tage
Kroidi
Kroidi

you should make your voiceover monophonic I think, it makes it better I promise

Vor 7 Tage
Rabee J
Rabee J

I wonder whether a tubeless tire sealant would proof this robot against punctures

Vor 7 Tage
rawrshack tsu
rawrshack tsu

So you made the same video, twice. Good job.

Vor 7 Tage
Pola & Tiger
Pola & Tiger

Why soft robots are better. Because they are closer to the build of living creatures. And evolution shows that we are build very well. Our hard bones tend to break and our soft flesh and skin protects them. Soft robots are more fit than the hard ones. And of course that one robot is a hybrid, just like us, humans and aliens.

Vor 8 Tage
El John Kraft
El John Kraft

Is it just me or did i just take 5 minute to understand the title, i lost to much brain cells to understand

Vor 8 Tage
potezny plemnik
potezny plemnik

polska mentioned

Vor 9 Tage
Ferrlix
Ferrlix

GUI = gooey?

Vor 10 Tage
savagex466
savagex466

I wouldent say there better. It depends what you want it for.

Vor 10 Tage
HARI n DAMODARA
HARI n DAMODARA

0:48 , 2 Rs Mask is famous everywhere ❤️

Vor 11 Tage
Nediak
Nediak

Compliant robots could definitely have use in rescue through tight places

Vor 11 Tage
HowToBuildIt
HowToBuildIt

I get kiwico crates (mine is tinker crate)

Vor 11 Tage
John McGill
John McGill

Kiwi Co is definitely something that would interest me when I have kids

Vor 12 Tage
Ryan W
Ryan W

“...as we want robots to work closer and closer with humans.” 😳😳😳

Vor 13 Tage
hxhshow9
hxhshow9

until 5:58 i had absolutely no idea what this video was about.

Vor 13 Tage
Felipe Rogel
Felipe Rogel

not a single Bender reference...

Vor 13 Tage
leo sema
leo sema

This guy makes adverts more interesting

Vor 13 Tage
Efrain Munoz
Efrain Munoz

Corporations gotta corporate.

Vor 14 Tage
Yuri Lopes
Yuri Lopes

"Soft Robots That Bend Are Better" Interstellar: MONOLITH

Vor 14 Tage
Joe Alias
Joe Alias

"but why would you want to soft robot in the first place?" WELL HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO CUDDLE A HARD ROBOT??

Vor 14 Tage
Jakub Jandourek
Jakub Jandourek

... and the robots they bend are the best!

Vor 14 Tage
Aniket Goel
Aniket Goel

Baymax! OP!

Vor 15 Tage
Mtpb83boss
Mtpb83boss

The person who invented the wheel is rolling in their grave right now

Vor 15 Tage
Deepesh Malhotra
Deepesh Malhotra

Boston Dynamics left the chat...

Vor 15 Tage
Harsh Sawant
Harsh Sawant

Bender is not happy

Vor 15 Tage
Thanga Meenakshi
Thanga Meenakshi

"Why would you want a soft robot" Ummm... My friend's research purposes.

Vor 15 Tage
Vintage USA Tech
Vintage USA Tech

If you don't think that you are being programmed by the influencers that you watch. Play the shot game and every time you see someone wearing a mask in this video and use the word compliant well you know the game and a double bonus for those of you that pick up on the other words that have recently been added to our public narrative. But those of you who can't see it never mind me and just OBEY!

Vor 16 Tage
Baek-Hyeon Jang
Baek-Hyeon Jang

big hero six?

Vor 16 Tage
Jacob Ford
Jacob Ford

I mean when you think about it, humans are squishy and we work pretty well.

Vor 16 Tage
StrangeTerror
StrangeTerror

@Papa Hairy maaaaybe 😉

Vor 3 Tage
Poldovico
Poldovico

@StrangeTerror Well, it's not secondary anymore.

Vor 3 Tage
Papa Hairy
Papa Hairy

@StrangeTerror watched the recent scishow video about the original purpose of bones, have you?

Vor 3 Tage
StrangeTerror
StrangeTerror

@Edgar Omar Loroña Perez Actually the structural support of our bones seems to be a secondary function. Originally they were just little chunks of calcium and magnesium. Spread throughout the body to be used as mineral storage/buffers. Now obviously that was long before we were even reptiles much less mammals

Vor 4 Tage
Pola & Tiger
Pola & Tiger

Hybrid is the answer. Bones hard, flesh soft.

Vor 8 Tage
Państwo Piesto
Państwo Piesto

I'm no longer afraid of the judgement day.

Vor 16 Tage
Christopher Reisner
Christopher Reisner

No disrespect to the robot, but my favorite part was the Kiwi Co. ad at the end. Those kits make me wish I had a couple of school age kids running around so I could play with their toys. 😁 Kids' brains are just information sponges until they hit puberty.

Vor 16 Tage
UberKrassMann
UberKrassMann

oh you think that robot is safe do you? just wait till it figures out how to squeeze the life out of you boa constrictor style.

Vor 16 Tage
Huntracony
Huntracony

Bad title. Disliked. This is "The advantages of soft robots," and I'd definitely say they're interesting, but everything I've seen in this video is in the proof-of-concept stage and have only demonstrated the ability to move on a flat surface and pick up a ball. Note, by the way, that I don't think it can actually carry the ball as that entire triangle cannot move without dropping the ball. Yes, this is cool and has _theoretical_ benefits, but until (and unless) it is fully developed (and I hope it will be), you can't say they're better.

Vor 17 Tage
Just Click It And Watch
Just Click It And Watch

Small ball joints in compound form

Vor 17 Tage
MrEnajiza
MrEnajiza

cant wait for the robots that bend over !!!

Vor 17 Tage
Aurtisan Miner
Aurtisan Miner

4:04. He must be thinking, “I knew clown school would come in handy one day!”

Vor 17 Tage
StarStump
StarStump

Vor 17 Tage
this guy
this guy

This robot and Robocop would be best mates. Because, compliance.

Vor 17 Tage
Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren

Okay, I need to know what's going on with the string at 9:58 with Mark Rober

Vor 18 Tage
Thanga Meenakshi
Thanga Meenakshi

I'd guess that the string is actually a very thin tube connected to a slow air pump. Look exactly like a tube inflating

Vor 15 Tage
NiceLord
NiceLord

Omg I was thinking of Baymax, so it was so cool when he mentioned him!

Vor 19 Tage
’̈́
’̈́

Bender!

Vor 19 Tage
Lance Cruwys
Lance Cruwys

Do you not still need electronics to power these soft robots? I don't see how that would benefit miners. I'm one confused dude.

Vor 19 Tage
Nellit McKerin
Nellit McKerin

Huh I guess that's the direction humanity decided to go in. Soft and agile machines.

Vor 19 Tage
Fairyplay
Fairyplay

"I have a GUI in Matlab", what a fucken madlad lol.

Vor 19 Tage
MammothBehemoth
MammothBehemoth

That pneumatic turtle thing is more ground breaking, in how I see it. Most of our mechanical implements are driven by circular mechanics. Drills, vibrations, pumping motion, swaying arms, rolling, picking, sorting, etc...utilizing rotors, rollers, tubes, chains, fulcrum, arms, weights, etc..everyday mechanics are usually driven by a rotating or semi rotating engine.

Vor 19 Tage
Chad T
Chad T

this is dumb and isn't practical. biggest contribution is whatever models are developed. but you can waste 5 years getting a phd in it just to go work for google or tesla, doing something that's not soft robots, and then need to make up for the 5 years of wages you missed out on. with too specialized a field your employers are limited and less time available to job hop your breakeven ends up around age 35 - 40, congrats you wasted the best years of your life (at least financially).

Vor 20 Tage
Yi Zhang
Yi Zhang

You should've put the Big Hero Six reference at the beginning of the video to hook more viewers.

Vor 20 Tage
manton harding
manton harding

If you built a ten thousand of those out of kevlar you could be a bond Villain.

Vor 20 Tage
Mayur
Mayur

People are so smart..

Vor 20 Tage
Fleato
Fleato

soooooooo boston dynamics is making gundams, and these guys are making baymax XD

Vor 20 Tage
Connor Hobbs
Connor Hobbs

You could probably use this concept to made extremely small to store, and easily replaceable wheels. Combined with the ability to inflat them from an external compressor than stored, and transported gasses. They provide a good weight and size saving on a payload

Vor 20 Tage
Carter
Carter

B E N D E R BENDER

Vor 20 Tage
Sun Gear
Sun Gear

Use foam tubes?

Vor 20 Tage
Jac Crystal
Jac Crystal

The curve always has it. Imagine a flat planet, it'd crack in the middle. Ain't no lines anyway but objects in a certain disposition to each other, static or moving.

Vor 20 Tage
Seraphim Chekotun
Seraphim Chekotun

Mmmhhhh "soft robot" I think about Baymax!

Vor 20 Tage
Fortnum Sound
Fortnum Sound

Compliant. Unlike George Floyd

Vor 21 Tag
Mattia Giambirtone
Mattia Giambirtone

You know someone is a researcher when they make GUIs in MATLAB, yikes

Vor 21 Tag
james jayawara
james jayawara

So robot waifus that are soft are possible...

Vor 22 Tage
james jayawara
james jayawara

@Stacy McCabe No.

Vor 17 Tage
Stacy McCabe
Stacy McCabe

Stop what your thinking

Vor 17 Tage
Quillo Manar SFM
Quillo Manar SFM

"WE named them after sausages" And one of them isn't the Wurst, you disappoint me.

Vor 22 Tage
Smyczeq
Smyczeq

You have Kiełbasa tho

Vor 21 Tag
fritz
fritz

awesome and i they look like more alive

Vor 22 Tage
NickNew
NickNew

'Soft Robot " is my pet name for my boyfriend

Vor 23 Tage
the engineer
the engineer

i call my loved one "steel mann"

Vor 20 Tage
Living Trashbag
Living Trashbag

Umm is he impotence??

Vor 20 Tage
Augustine Mcrae
Augustine Mcrae

The synonymous pelican selectively object because aftershave rheologically start since a watery french. true, spotty era

Vor 23 Tage
Brendan Cross
Brendan Cross

Please help, I tried to read this and now smell burnt toast

Vor 20 Tage
Mhu
Mhu

"sir... SIR!!" "Get me, ONE O' THOSE"

Vor 23 Tage
Jesse Martinez
Jesse Martinez

😂🤦🏽‍♂️🤖 I see how his world is destroying his self now😂😂😂🥱

Vor 23 Tage
Jesse Martinez
Jesse Martinez

1:44 I like how these people think We’re Stupid how come you don’t kick the Metal

Vor 23 Tage
Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

So we have already created 2 general species, or genus of robots. Soft, and Hard. I imagine in a scientific fiction future, the Hard robots will dominate the Soft robots.

Vor 23 Tage
Furinick
Furinick

I need to get my mind out of the gutter

Vor 19 Tage
Cherry Sun
Cherry Sun

Cool!

Vor 23 Tage
Paul Murray
Paul Murray

"But why would you want a soft robot in the first place?" Because they are fricking awesome and look creepy/cool, that's why. Honestly. Some people got no soul.

Vor 24 Tage
Jesse Martinez
Jesse Martinez

😂🤦🏽‍♂️🤖 I see how his world is destroying his self now😂😂😂🥱

Vor 23 Tage
Jesse Martinez
Jesse Martinez

1:44 I like how these people think We’re Stupid how come you don’t kick the Metal

Vor 23 Tage
Keshuel
Keshuel

Being creepy/cool doesn’t make it worth investing millions into. Honestly. Some people got no brains.

Vor 23 Tage
derald snipes
derald snipes

Show the one inserted inside a sphere

Vor 24 Tage
Piotr S-a
Piotr S-a

Polish sausage rulez ✌🏻👍🏻😎🌭 Best greetings from Poland! 🇵🇱🙂

Vor 24 Tage
Jesse Gibbons
Jesse Gibbons

We've got punctuated rolling locomotion. Now how about we make substitutiary locomotion work?

Vor 24 Tage
1k4r0
1k4r0

cxu iu parolas esperanton kun mi

Vor 24 Tage
sudd
sudd

mask wearing sheeple, time to stop be the problem and start being the solution. is not mask hysteria a symptom crazy enough to realize we have gone to far?

Vor 24 Tage
MsGen ÒxÓ
MsGen ÒxÓ

Shut up

Vor 24 Tage
Chouci Vang
Chouci Vang

My word of the day is Compliance.

Vor 25 Tage
Dennis 78
Dennis 78

you should contact N.A.S.A.

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Drewski InTheCut
Drewski InTheCut

I didn't know the odd ones out was a scientist

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