Soft robots are highly flexible and look like sea creatures. The research aims to build machines that handle tasks impossible with traditionally designed robots.
|A stingray-shaped bio hybrid robot (left), a joint research project of Korea’s Sogang University and Harvard University|
Europe and Japan are leading countries where related research started in the mid-2000s. Korea has focused more on surgery robots.
The ministry plans to select research teams for the funding program by November and support their research work, including up to five prototypes in the coming years.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)