Thanks to 'flexoskeletons,' these insect-inspired robots are faster and cheaper to make

Publication/Creation Date
April 8 2020
Nick Gravish (contributor)
Ioana Patringenaru (contributor)
James Jiang (creator)
University Of California At San Diego (creator)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Engineers at The University of California San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a new method of creating soft, flexible, 3D-printed robots, known as Flexoskeletons. The new method allows for the construction of soft components for robots. The Flexoskeletons are made from 3D printing a rigid material on a thin sheet that acts as a flexible base. They are printed with various features that increase rigidity in specific areas, which combine softness and rigidity for movement and support.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords

Date archived
April 16 2020
Last edited
April 30 2020
How to cite this entry
James Jiang, University Of California At San Diego. (April 8 2020). "Thanks to 'flexoskeletons,' these insect-inspired robots are faster and cheaper to make". University of California San Diego. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4370