This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

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This robot has applications to archaeology, space exploration, and search and rescue - with a simple elegant design inspired by a plant. Sign up to Morning Brew for free today:
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Special thanks to A/Prof. Elliot Hawkes, Nicholas Naclerio, Margaret Coad, David Haggerty for appearing in this video and showing off your amazing robots. For more info on vine (and other types of) robots check out, and
Research at UCSB supported in part by the National Science Foundation grant 1944816, by an Early Career Faculty grant from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program, and by the Packard Foundation.
B-roll footage of robots from the supplementary materials of (Hawkes et al., 2017), and from Stanford University
Additional info on the intubation vine robot here:
References: Hawkes, E. W., Blumenschein, L. H., Greer, J. D., & Okamura, A. M. (2017). A soft robot that navigates its environment through growth. Science Robotics, 2(8). -
Coad, M. M., Blumenschein, L. H., Cutler, S., Zepeda, J. A. R., Naclerio, N. D., El-Hussieny, H., ... & Okamura, A. M. (2019). Vine robots: Design, teleoperation, and deployment for navigation and exploration. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 27(3), 120-132. -
Blumenschein, L. H., Coad, M. M., Haggerty, D. A., Okamura, A. M., & Hawkes, E. W. (2020). Design, modeling, control, and application of everting vine robots. Frontiers in Robotics and AI, 7. -
Haggerty, D. A., Naclerio, N. D., & Hawkes, E. W. (2019, November). Characterizing environmental interactions for soft growing robots. In 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 3335-3342). IEEE. -
Naclerio, N. D., Hubicki, C. M., Aydin, Y. O., Goldman, D. I., & Hawkes, E. W. (2018, October). Soft robotic burrowing device with tip-extension and granular fluidization. In 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 5918-5923). IEEE. -
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Edited by Trenton Oliver
Animation by Ivan Tello
Filmed by Derek Muller
Thumbnail by Ignat Berbeci
Music by Jonny Hyman and from Epidemic Sound

  • The section about burrowing in sand explains how the sand worms in dune could work!

    Aaron HicksAaron Hicks38 minuuttia sitten
  • This would be great in a horror movie

    Aaron HicksAaron Hicks44 minuuttia sitten
  • “And what else can you think of to do with it” 😏

    Cameron LinCameron Lin55 minuuttia sitten
  • I wonder if it could be helpful during avalanche rescues 🤔

    Gustav HolmströmGustav HolmströmTunti sitten
  • Any one else make these with the wrappers from those long frozen ice pops as a kid?

    Ben WeigtBen WeigtTunti sitten
  • I feel violated

  • Strong geoduck energy

    zogworthzogworth2 tuntia sitten
  • best robot in the world You know what I mean

    Mr BruhMr Bruh3 tuntia sitten
  • I have a feeling there's going to be someone who uses it as, not intubation, but a "urethral catheder"

    A26lolheartA26lolheart4 tuntia sitten
  • Endless idea's for this. Amazing

    terence Sheehanterence Sheehan5 tuntia sitten
  • Be great for exploring caves and tombs etc. Brill idea.

    terence Sheehanterence Sheehan5 tuntia sitten
  • I wonder if girls would buy this

    Tactical WarbloxTactical Warblox7 tuntia sitten
  • now, where do those ducks lead

    D-y-l MD-y-l M8 tuntia sitten
  • 0:40 - 0:42 You’re welcome

    Jamie DuvenageJamie Duvenage9 tuntia sitten
  • I remember when a few months ago your videos did not get the views they deserved. But now you have been consistent and have improved the quality even more, so you are getting views! Feels good to see your success

    pranjali prasadpranjali prasad9 tuntia sitten
  • You are just Awesome

    Vishal SVishal S10 tuntia sitten
  • Hentai fans : Oh no I'm in a vunlerable position hopefully no robot would abuse this time to do something

    whalpahwhalpah10 tuntia sitten
  • This is too nice 👌🏾

    Leon DlaminiLeon Dlamini11 tuntia sitten
  • hello im hmmm

    WobblyorbeeWobblyorbee12 tuntia sitten
  • Hentai makers: 🤔😏

    Rifqi MaalikRifqi Maalik13 tuntia sitten
  • or kill us

    kristal kerrickkristal kerrick13 tuntia sitten
  • The idea came from big max

    JaVon WilsonJaVon Wilson13 tuntia sitten
  • This could finally finally satisfy my gf bcoz my 8inch long one just cannot.

    jessie_funjessie_fun14 tuntia sitten
  • that is more like a worm

    smileblockbotsmileblockbot15 tuntia sitten
  • Something tells me air compressors don’t work on mars

    Jeremy QuinlanJeremy Quinlan16 tuntia sitten
  • I recall there was a case where some ppl are trapped in underground caves and there water inside. the robot could go under the water and probe to find where the trapped survivors are,.. going through narrow spaces and such.. if it reach them.. it can essential provide them with air via the tube and other things like drinking water.

    Tse Hong LingTse Hong Ling17 tuntia sitten
  • I feel this will lead to the scariest form of robot porn...

    Cris BlythCris Blyth18 tuntia sitten
  • Змея

    Буратино & золотой ключикБуратино & золотой ключик21 tunti sitten
  • 🤔

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu23 tuntia sitten
  • I'm from Russia and I watch your videos, but I watch your videos from another channel that does Russian voice acting. But I still go to your channel looking for the right video and put a like. It was you who instilled in me a love for physics and I would like to say a huge thank you! You probably won't even read this comment, but I still want to write it. Thanks!

    Кабаняра КлыковКабаняра Клыков23 tuntia sitten
  • This is too good Appreciate This is how science should be used we need robots like this rather robots like Sophia and her other relative clans who claim to teach humans one day and may certainly become a threat to their masters it self.

    Swarnika SinghSwarnika SinghPäivä sitten
  • Ahhh yes........:)

    mazeg8tr amazeg8tr aPäivä sitten
  • Nature is best engineer 😅🙏

    mahesh singhmahesh singhPäivä sitten
  • I just watched Into The Spider-Verse earlier and I realized that Doc Ock's inflatable tentacles there are actually more plausible in real life than the classic metal arms. I immediately thought of this video again and it's such a cool thought overall.

    Ineng InengIneng InengPäivä sitten
  • 1:33 Me: That looks like a lo(DEMONOITZATION)

  • wow this is incredible

    shieldgenerator7shieldgenerator7Päivä sitten
  • This would be perfect for underwater/ cave exploration. Some of these well off people that go around the world and explore these places then die.

    EdgarEdgarPäivä sitten
  • Oh its going into the holes!

    Miguel SorianoMiguel SorianoPäivä sitten
  • What are you doing, step bot?

    Edgar MontanaEdgar MontanaPäivä sitten
  • It would puncture the lung because it needs air pressure. Need some more development. But still a very good idea. My father could be alive today if there was this thing in the ambulance. It took so long to make him breathe.

    K. Ferhan BatıoğluK. Ferhan BatıoğluPäivä sitten
  • I bet some randy person will be tje first person to die since that one man got his dream to get railed by a horse which destroyed his whole intestines.

    Uriel SeptimUriel SeptimPäivä sitten
  • This doubt has blown my mind hard.... Plz answer me😩 As we all know, in transverse and longitudinal waves, the medium it self dosen't moves forward, it just moves back-forth /up-down and energy travels through these waves. And this energy is transfered by the above mentioned specefic movement of particles of medium. Now, The question is, to "move" the particles of medium in that way, Some energy is must required. So, dose that means the energy traveling through a wave gose on decreasing slowly? And one thing more, what is the state of this energy which is travelling through the wave and moving through the particles of the medium? of Course it is not solid, fluid, plasma. It Seems similar to gaseous state. So, is energy a gas without any molecular structure? In Dominoes game, when we apply force or give energy to the first Dominoe, it falls on other dominoe and transfers that energy to it. 2nd dominoe falls on 3rd, 3rd falls on 4th and so on. We see the transfere of energy. But we what actually we See is the effect or the work done by energy, we don't see "energy". So, How dose "pure energy" looks like?. We can fill a tank with pure oxygen, can we fill a tank with pure energy?

    Kalpesh KambleKalpesh KamblePäivä sitten
  • the inspiration was DEFINITELY not plants - nah, it was waterfowl genetals

    FurbyFondlerFurbyFondlerPäivä sitten
  • Attack of the Saving Balloons!!!

    King of Hueco MundoKing of Hueco MundoPäivä sitten
  • It can be used to open blocked arteries or veins maybe without the risk of rupturing them

    Rajeev MathurRajeev MathurPäivä sitten
  • I need a robot like this to fix my throat and ear and back of the head

    Ade RaAde RaPäivä sitten
  • It will be pretty cool if they used a sonar device to track the path ways in unknown underground

    fishyEplayzfishyEplayzPäivä sitten
  • I understand that this is kind of a laucher video... and concept is cool. I can think of a few uses. Main one would be a weapon to disperse gas. Could be in a building or a mob of people. The recon aspect is awesome, it'll be cool if it can sustain itself longer without an air compressor. Second is on a larger scale... playing with the push some, could be used for some kind of airlock or exploration. Third, collecting water from a stream for camping, or collecting oxygen from plankton in the ocean.

    Micheal FutchMicheal FutchPäivä sitten
  • Where did the smart engineers go. I just see some idiots wearing masks outside.

    Piotr P.Piotr P.Päivä sitten
  • Man made octopus

    George ButcherGeorge ButcherPäivä sitten
  • Nothing is unstoppable. Perpetual motion machines do not exist.

    RIcky RickRIcky RickPäivä sitten
  • Kind of like that water hose they invented

    g Cg CPäivä sitten
  • Looks like it can be very helpful in plumbing and HVAC applications as well as other utilities

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  • Fleshlight 2.0 looks craaaazy

    Bong JoviBong JoviPäivä sitten
  • Do Photons Have Mass? YES... I Sincerely Beg You To PROVE ME WRONG! ... and the Answer To The Universe Is -42 !!! The Mass of a Photon is Given by: m = (h/cλ) (kg) where, m = mass of a single photon c = speed of light, λ = wavelength of photon “Bozeon Constant” b is as follows: b = h/c (kg m) b =6.62607004x10^(-34) (kg m^2/s) / (299792458) (m/s) b = 2.210219x10^(-42) (kg m) The Mass of a Photon Is: m = b/λ (kg) or, m = 2.210219x10^(-42) / λ (kg) A typical Red photon with a wavelength of 700nm has the following mass: m = 2.210219x10^(-42) (kg m) / 7x10^(-7) (m) Mass of a 700 nm Red Photon: m = 3.1574557x10^(-36) (kg ) PROVE ME WRONG OR… Join The TTOE Team At BRAVE and Help Save Physics From Those With Warped Spacetime Minds: @BozeonResearchAndAEtherVerificationEtaireia Notes To Aid Understanding of what EM Dipoles Particles Are … The “Bozeon constant” “b” converts photon wavelength into the sum of all the masses of the “bozeons” or “God particles” that form the “quantum superfluid” in all particles. “Bozeon” is Polish for “God Particle”, the ethnicity of the Conceivor of EM Kinetic Dipole Theory, aka The Theory of Everything. There are trillions upon trillions of dipoles in a single photon. (more on the exact number later). Everything including all elementary particles are made of complex flows of EM Kinetic Dipoles. A Kinetic Dipole is a somewhat symmetric particle with one end that has more mass than the other. Bozeon’s are Electromagnetic Kinetic Dipole Particles that form the EM field. For better understanding you can pretend for now that the Planck Length is the RMS distance between kinetically colliding EM Dipoles (“Bozeons”). You can also pretend that the “size” of a EM Dipole is about 10^(-42) meters in length. The Dipole Mass Density Gradient in Vacuum determines the local force of gravity. Big “G” simply converts Dipole Mass Density Gradients into Acceleration. All forces EM, Gravity, Weak, Strong, are all calculated from the momentum transfers between kinetic collisions of these EM Dipole Particles. EM Dipoles in Vacuum are in a gaseous state and the “quantum superfluid” in all particles is liquefied EM Fields and are technically a Bose-Einstein Condensate of EM Kinetic Dipole Particles. Black holes are supersolids of EM Dipole Particles. Copyright 2021 John E. Boze

    John BozeJohn BozePäivä sitten
  • I'll be single for the rest of my life with this! 🐽

    paranoidandroidparanoidandroidPäivä sitten
  • This is genius 🤓🤓🙌🙌

    The HThe HPäivä sitten
  • We're being a bit liberal with the use of the word "robot", don't ya think?

    rmp5srmp5sPäivä sitten
  • Would love to see a video about “Is beginner’s luck real?”

    mayank _heymayank _heyPäivä sitten
  • What i see in the comments 15% memes talking about robot worms 76% hentai tentacles 9% talking about saving peoples

    yasio boloyasio boloPäivä sitten
  • Yall degenerates smh

    Local TrashCanonLocal TrashCanonPäivä sitten
  • it is amazing with how many innovations people come up.

    Anfo515Anfo515Päivä sitten
  • Now there going to search your colon with this before your flight

    jen wrightjen wrightPäivä sitten
  • Man, this video was great!! Thanks

    AlexanderAlexanderPäivä sitten
    • Isn't this what they're using with those "Arse"-Exploration Camera (Medical) Procedures!? Sorry, but the Name escapes me, rt. now.

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  • 新しいキャタピラの形か

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  • This Technology was already hit by Japanizing Beam 🤣

    Lord M3sLord M3sPäivä sitten
  • You can apply a lot of applications with this thing. We will see more of this in our future.

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  • I see. Skynet is evolving

    mjc11493mjc114932 päivää sitten
  • Kakyoin....

    Sapphire GamingSapphire Gaming2 päivää sitten
  • Put a heat sensor into

    Graham CunninghamGraham Cunningham2 päivää sitten
  • Can you stop calling it robot? It's A very useful tool! (Calling this tool a robot makes everything robot)

    ashro101ashro1012 päivää sitten
  • The year is 2121. You are an old grandpa and you're choking on your food. Your grandkids run at you at full force, and stuff a robot worm inside you, to save your life.

    SlewpoSlewpo2 päivää sitten
  • Anyone who read this I wish you health and abundance. Let all your fears, problems, and worries disappear immediately!

    Wojciech CiechWojciech Ciech2 päivää sitten

    Nalmas MohdNalmas Mohd2 päivää sitten
  • I feel like Dr. Elliot was not completely honest where he got the idea from for the robot.

    4ur3n4ur3n2 päivää sitten
  • Deli lan bu

    NecoNeco2 päivää sitten
  • Looks like water tubes used by oceanic under water creatures from a movie...

    BikerBiker2 päivää sitten
  • Isn't this what they're using with those "Arse"--Exploration Camera (Medical)- Procedures!? Sorry, but the Name escapes me, rt. now.

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE2 päivää sitten
  • Do you think that Sand application would work with Constipation!??

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE2 päivää sitten
  • I've got it!! SPACE-ELEVATOR!

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE2 päivää sitten
  • Exploring the Oceans! The Marianas Trench. Deep sea Oil Platforms. Submarine Rescue? Laying Transatlantic Fiber optic cable! Exploring Inhospitable, Uninhabited-Jungles? Booby-Trapped Ordinance Detonation? I. E. D. 's?

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE2 päivää sitten
  • Damn rule 34 is coming

    Ryx Ch.Ryx Ch.2 päivää sitten
  • This is just a bigger sized clown whistle bruh lmao UCSB really hyped this up and y’all are thinking this is the future

    CXDCXD2 päivää sitten
  • If you drop something important in a lake, river, ECT.... Does it work in moving water?

    Brad SchneiderBrad Schneider2 päivää sitten
  • Imagine how many pp jokes were made during the production of this robot

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnon2 päivää sitten
    • 2M+

      Tactical WarbloxTactical Warblox7 tuntia sitten
  • That thing would make one hell of a Halloween decoration. Imagine one of those with some “snake skin” and a big hissing head on the end

    Michael HoeflerMichael Hoefler2 päivää sitten
  • So it's a inflated balloon?

    Jared RJared R2 päivää sitten
  • hentai jokes aside, this is pretty fascinating.

    Jay AreJay Are2 päivää sitten
  • This is the cure to constipation

    Nelson AvilesNelson Aviles2 päivää sitten
    • It's a good thing the only people watching this either never talk to girls or are smart enough not to tell them about this.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnon2 päivää sitten
  • “KNACK || BABY!!”

    Klonoa_TheCabbit AnimationsKlonoa_TheCabbit Animations2 päivää sitten
  • My mind: "Don't do it... Don't do it... Don't do it... Don't. Make. That. Joke." Me: Lol is that a discount snake???! Hahahahahahahaha

    Srikiran RaiSrikiran Rai2 päivää sitten
  • Congratulations you have just created a 🐍

    mpho mikosimpho mikosi2 päivää sitten
  • Benis :DDD

    Liam W.Liam W.2 päivää sitten
  • Those guys just created a functional sandworm prototype

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto Games2 päivää sitten
  • Should send that into the Great Pyramid in Egypt to have a look inside.

    David WattDavid Watt2 päivää sitten
  • can you please explain how developers put time in a machine for the first time and regulate it so it switch time exactly after a second

    What are youWhat are you2 päivää sitten
  • Interesting

    Andrea GreenhillAndrea Greenhill2 päivää sitten
  • GTA 5 train: Finally a worthy opponent! Our battle will be legendary!

    X Æ A-XiiX Æ A-Xii2 päivää sitten
  • All the reasons those weebs gave were lies. Lmao

    jay kicklighterjay kicklighter2 päivää sitten