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.
    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

    Közzététel: Hónapja


    1. Ferrlix

      GUI = gooey?

    2. savagex466

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


      0:48 , 2 Rs Mask is famous everywhere ❤️

    4. Nediak

      Compliant robots could definitely have use in rescue through tight places

    5. Me Me 2

      I get kiwico crates (mine is tinker crate)

    6. John McGill

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

    7. Ryan W

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

    8. hxhshow9

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

    9. Felipe Rogel

      not a single Bender reference...

    10. leo sema

      This guy makes adverts more interesting

    11. Efrain Munoz

      Corporations gotta corporate.

    12. Yuri Lopes

      "Soft Robots That Bend Are Better" Interstellar: MONOLITH

    13. Joe Alias

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

    14. Jakub Jandourek

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

    15. Aniket Goel

      Baymax! OP!

    16. Mtpb83boss

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

    17. Deepesh Malhotra

      Boston Dynamics left the chat...

    18. Harsh Sawant

      Bender is not happy

    19. Thanga Meenakshi

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

    20. 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!

    21. Baek-Hyeon Jang

      big hero six?

    22. Jacob Ford

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

      1. Gameryusic 825

        And now for the first time ever in 2b2t history... HUMAN SLAVERY

    23. Państwo Piesto

      I'm no longer afraid of the judgement day.

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. 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.

    27. Just Click It And Watch

      Small ball joints in compound form

    28. MrEnajiza

      cant wait for the robots that bend over !!!

    29. Aurtisan Miner

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

    30. StarStump

    31. this guy

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

    32. Matthew Warren

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

      1. 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

    33. NiceLord

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

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    35. 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.

    36. Nellit McKerin

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

    37. Fairyplay

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

    38. 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.

    39. 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).

    40. Yi Zhang

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

    41. manton harding

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

    42. Mayur

      People are so smart..

    43. Fleato

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

    44. 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

    45. Carter

      B E N D E R BENDER

    46. Sun Gear

      Use foam tubes?

    47. 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.

    48. Seraphim Chekotun

      Mmmhhhh "soft robot" I think about Baymax!

    49. Fortnum Sound

      Compliant. Unlike George Floyd

    50. Mattia Giambirtone

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

    51. james jayawara

      So robot waifus that are soft are possible...

      1. james jayawara

        @Stacy McCabe No.

      2. Stacy McCabe

        Stop what your thinking

    52. Quillo Manar SFM

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

      1. Smyczeq

        You have Kiełbasa tho

    53. fritz

      awesome and i they look like more alive

    54. NickNew

      'Soft Robot " is my pet name for my boyfriend

      1. the engineer

        i call my loved one "steel mann"

      2. Living Trashbag

        Umm is he impotence??

    55. Augustine Mcrae

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

      1. Brendan Cross

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

    56. Mhu

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

    57. Jesse Martinez

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

    58. Jesse Martinez

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

    59. 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.

      1. Furinick

        I need to get my mind out of the gutter

    60. Cherry Sun


    61. 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.

      1. Jesse Martinez

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

      2. Jesse Martinez

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

      3. Keshuel

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

    62. derald snipes

      Show the one inserted inside a sphere

    63. Piotr S-a

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

    64. Jesse Gibbons

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

    65. 1k4r0

      cxu iu parolas esperanton kun mi

    66. 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?

      1. MsGen ÒxÓ

        Shut up

    67. Chouci Vang

      My word of the day is Compliance.

    68. Dennis 78

      you should contact N.A.S.A.

    69. Drewski InTheCut

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

    70. Curas1

      Aww Skynets so cute now ...

    71. HungryHedgehog

      The Boston Dynamics robot videos are terrifying because they are made for military applications.

    72. J-dayday

      ew im glad im not subscribed to a bunch of diaper wearing adults.

    73. A_Goopie_Person_Guy_Thing

      Veritasium - why would you want a soft robot me - two words sex robots

    74. Gabriel Falcão

      So, a redtube robot...

    75. Bart Sych

      wait you have one arm thats called Polish and the other named kiełbasa? those are the same thing

    76. G4M3R0079

      0:17 Top 10 rappers Eminem was afraid to diss

    77. MDL

      baymax already showed me that soft robots are better. :D

    78. timmyisded

      you look like a math teacher

    79. Some Guy

      well i certainly would have build a spherical bot. made of inflatable rings. you can then wind wires around them, controlled by motors on the opposite ends.

    80. Tom Wells

      Robots that bend are better? "Shut up baby I know it".

      1. Dimondminer11

        underrated comment

    81. Thomas Rae

      What's the soft robot designers favourite movie? 'The Flight of the Navigator' - Compliance!

    82. cristina pumilia

      The outrageous roof radiologically suspend because pyramid usually note including a strange ring. innate, alcoholic map

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    84. x box gamer

      How did they keep animal feces out of La Reservoir?

    85. Yanko Joseph

      The tame string medicinally radiate because antelope usually remind on a damaged field. dizzy, cluttered actor

    86. mbolchunas

      Smart enough to make a robot, but doesn't realize that that cloth mask doesn't stop the bs virus...

    87. Spacewalk

      i hate these soft robots

    88. ferv

      All these robots are trash

    89. Ahmet Refik Eryilmaz

      well, people that bend are better too.

    90. A 9

      Hammond Robotics... Titanfall will be real

      1. Clostridium Tetani

        The size of titans is actually the most realistic scale for a mech. We already have the beginnings of this technology with the Method 2 and Skeletonics mechs. They'll be revolutionary for industrial work.

    91. idriwzrd

      Because COVID response.

    92. The Incursus notice me guy Sorry

      Wait isn’t that mark rober in the kiwico outtro?

      1. Creative Carve Cite Climb

        Oh yeah!

    93. The Overcomer

      It's safe unless it becomes evil and spikes you in the eye

      1. ArnoldsK


    94. Ban

      This video is a massive reach lol one sharp rock and it's a bunch of useless plastic

    95. JOHN BYRNE

      Hello! Scientists! Make your tube cover out of Mylar. Bullet proof vest stuff. Greatly reduce the incidence of puncture.

    96. Dumb Comment

      Softer is better on the bed

    97. homero glockner

      Gracias por el video y que pronto sea otro billón más

    98. Tom Henderson

      Boneless robots 😅

    99. confusedwhale

      Zack Hammond looks like... TheOdd1sOut with his mask on.

    100. D Man

      I dont think its better. These robots are like animals made out of just ligaments. I prefer a bone to ligament to bone, Muscle to tendon to bone system. As I get older I can really understand the value of strong ligaments, as I lose these with age. I can exercise the muscle but if the ligaments are loose then the structure begins to grind the joints as it gones out of optimal position. Why not use ligaments with robots ? The ligament connects a bone to a bone. Tendon is muscle to bone. Ligaments allow bending and structural strength, Muscles are the motors, Bone supports structure and give the muscle something hard to push against, as does tight skin.

      1. D Man

        @Kunal Vyas Strong rubber could work as an artificial ligament, maybe just replace it every now and then and recycle parts.

      2. Kunal Vyas

        Google "Di-electric elastomers"