This has been an amazing year for soft robotics. A peer reviewed journal devoted to the subject saw its first publication just a few months ago, DARPA has been taking a keen interest in flexible bots, and the US government just pumped millions of dollars into investigating cutting edge 3d printing technology.

With all that momentum behind soft bots, we're excited to announce our entry into the ring of researchers investigating the field. Although there are some giants to contend with, the science of plionics is so young and vibrant we're confident we can make swift headway. 

Stay tuned for project updates, videos, and documentation - especially an upcoming robot designed from the start to be open source and printed using cheap, ubiquitous FDM technology. 

Matthew Borgatti