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Biotechnology & medicine

Raye, Chen-Hua Yeow

Soft Wearable Robots

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"‘Hard’ robots, typically made of rigid components and driven by electromechanical motors, have been around for decades in various useful consumer and industrial applications. As we enter the new age of intelligent wearables, we wonder how we can wear robots and utilize them to empower us in daily tasks. Soft wearable robots, simply made of soft materials and motors, complement traditional robotics, particularly in safer human-robot interactions. Raye envisions soft wearable robots as an opportunity and reality in the near future, where they play an instrumental role inproviding robot-assisted or robot-augmented movement for the human user in daily activities."