Elastomeric “Soft” Robots Running on Pneumatic Actuators


These new prototype robots, which were molded from paper and silicone rubber, can twist, bend, grip, and lift more than 100 times their own weight. The more astonishing fact is that they run on pneumatic actuators, which means that they basically run on air.

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Hacking the Jawbone UP For Rubber-Less Comfort

112511_rg_JawboneUPHack_01.jpgThe Jawbone UP was recently released, and many of us have a need for a device like this. While it’s not the first of its kind, it’s quite convenient to use and it looks quite fetching, which is probably why it’s doing so well. The one thing that we’ve noticed is that it could be more comfortable. Here’s how you can make yours a lot more comfortable.

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Rubber Laptop Bags Won’t Bounce

These rubber bags aren’t made to haul your trash, but to haul your precious laptop around. The Rubber Bag Collection from PKG is made from recycled rubber, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t stylish. They can hold and protect laptops from 13-inch up to 16-inch models.

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