The inflatable robot of Big Hero 6 was based on real soft robotics research, like the ones being experimented with at startup Pneubotics. We chat with Pneubotics CEO Kevin Albert to learn how robots can be designed and built with lightweight and flexible skins that have impressive dexterity and structural strength.
Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Find out more about soft robots at http://www.pneubotics.com/
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That’s an interesting concept!