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by   -   March 10, 2017
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Beginning in 2006 beekeepers became aware that their honeybee populations were dying off at increasingly rapid rates. Scientists are also concerned about the dwindling populations of monarch butterflies. Researchers have been scrambling to come up with explanations and an effective strategy to save both insects or replicate their pollination functions in agriculture.

The new actuators could pave the way for entirely soft-bodied robots that are safer than their conventional rigid counterparts.

by   -   November 9, 2015

In part 2 of the Disruptive: Bioinspired Robotics episode, Wyss Founding Core Faculty Member Robert Wood discusses new manufacturing techniques that are enabling popup and soft robots.

by   -   October 28, 2015

In the Disruptive Podcast series, Terrence McNally speaks directly with Wyss Institute researchers, exploring what motivates them and how they envision our future as might be impacted by their disruptive technologies. In part 1 of the Disruptive: Bioinspired Robotics podcast episode, Wyss Founding Core Faculty Member Radhika Nagpal discusses swarm collectives, as well as the challenges faced by women in the engineering and computer science fields.

by   -   October 24, 2015

The RoboBee is a microrobot smaller than a paperclip that flies and hovers like an insect and now is able to swim underwater as well.

by   -   June 3, 2012


Robert J. Wood (see also), Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and a Core Member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and recently in the news in connection with a novel fabrication technique developed by his group at the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, has been awarded an Alan T. Waterman Award. He appears in the above video in an interview format with the interviewer’s questions edited out.



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