Cover Photo: a photograph of the Octobot soft robot, an octopus-shaped shaped robot made of flexible silicone
Photograph by Lori Sanders, Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, Robert Wood, and Jennifer Lewis/Wyss Institute

Soft Robots Taught Me How to Be Strong

After accepting that softness could be innovative, and that strength can be supple, I sought guidance from new developments in the world of soft robots.

This is Better Living Through Chemistry, a column by Ariana Remmel on how atoms and molecules can help us explore our lives.

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Ariana Remmel is a science writer and journalist based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Their work has appeared on the radio with stations KQED and KSQD, and in print with Nature and Chemical & Engineering News.