Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, a technology that could one day explore oceans under the ice layers of planetary bodies. The prototype was tested in arctic lakes near Barrow, Alaska.
MIT researchers have created what they say is the first self-contained soft robot. In this case, a fluid robot fish that is powered by water, can react to its environment and is soft to touch. Clip by the Associated Press.
Naro-tartaruga is a robot developed at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. This video shows the first pool tests. A fully actuated and independent 3DOF fin actuation system is the main specialty of this robot. This actuation system allows efficient as well as agile movements.