Hard Problems? Soft Robots! - Talk at BsidesHH 2014
How do you tackle unknown terrain, capture fast moving prey, and defeat entrenched armored opponents? The sea star's tube feet can pry open any clam. The ordinary household spider uses a clever hydraulic system to move lightning fast. The slingjaw fish has a terrifying Giger-esque vacuum mouth to hoover up darting minnows.
In this talk Super-Releaser's lead scientist takes on some mechanisms that nature executes with elegantly integrated soft components. Sometimes soft robots are the best way to solve hard problems.