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Conversation Starters: Hugomatic 3000 And The Future of Soft Robotics

In this episode, Mindy uses soft-robot technology to invent the Hugomatic 3000, a hugging machine guaranteed to give Guy Raz the perfect squeeze. Think about a problem in the world that needs solving. How could you use soft robotics to invent something to help solve that problem?

There are so many possibilities for applying the Hugomatic 3000, like studying the giant squid for example. If you could test it out for yourself, what would you use it for?

In this episode, we learned more about bio-mimicry, which is when scientists look to nature to inspire their work. What in nature inspires you? Would you like to be able to slither like a snake? Jump like a kangaroo?