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Sensing Episode 2: Squish Goes the Robot! Veritalk

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Can robots ever learn to feel? Our ability to perform delicate tasks, like giving a gentle hug or picking a piece of fruit, is something that robots can't yet mimic. Ryan Truby, an alum of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has created bio-inspired soft robots that can squish, stretch, and feel their way around the world - and they have the potential to change how we understand robotics.

Can robots ever learn to feel? Our ability to perform delicate tasks, like giving a gentle hug or picking a piece of fruit, is something that robots can't yet mimic. Ryan Truby, an alum of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has created bio-inspired soft robots that can squish, stretch, and feel their way around the world - and they have the potential to change how we understand robotics.

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