MIT CSAIL researchers have developed a new way to 3D-print robots which make the devices less prone to damage — by giving them soft skins.

These days, robots are used in many critical areas — working for the military, used in surveillance and land surveys, and are the prized possessions of hobbyists, among others.

The delicate balance of components within a robot can be damaged after drops, crashes, or collisions as it usually has no decent layers of protection or padding. However, a team of engineers and scientists hope to improve future robotics — through soft materials.

Read More