This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

16 אפר 2021
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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:
Make your own Vine Robot! -
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. -
Special thanks to Patreon supporters: Anna, Mac Malkawi, Michael Schneider, Oleksii Leonov, Jim Osmun, Tyson McDowell, Ludovic Robillard, jim buckmaster, fanime96, Juan Benet, Ruslan Khroma, Robert Blum, Richard Sundvall, Lee Redden, Vincent, Marinus Kuivenhoven, Alfred Wallace, Arjun Chakroborty, Joar Wandborg, Clayton Greenwell, Pindex, Michael Krugman, Cy 'kkm' K'Nelson, Sam Lutfi, Ron Neal

Edited by Trenton Oliver
Animation by Ivan Tello
Filmed by Derek Muller
Thumbnail by Ignat Berbeci
Music by Jonny Hyman and from Epidemic Sound

  • Man made octopus

    George ButcherGeorge Butcher3 שעות לפני
  • Nothing is unstoppable. Perpetual motion machines do not exist.

    RIcky RickRIcky Rick6 שעות לפני
  • Kind of like that water hose they invented

    g Cg C6 שעות לפני
  • Looks like it can be very helpful in plumbing and HVAC applications as well as other utilities

    Venancio Rivera zarazuaVenancio Rivera zarazua6 שעות לפני
  • Fleshlight 2.0 looks craaaazy

    Bong JoviBong Jovi7 שעות לפני
  • 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 Boze7 שעות לפני
  • I'll be single for the rest of my life with this! 🐽

    paranoidandroidparanoidandroid7 שעות לפני
  • This is genius 🤓🤓🙌🙌

    The HThe H9 שעות לפני
  • We're being a bit liberal with the use of the word "robot", don't ya think?

    rmp5srmp5s10 שעות לפני
  • Would love to see a video about “Is beginner’s luck real?”

    mayank _heymayank _hey11 שעות לפני
  • What i see in the comments 15% memes talking about robot worms 76% hentai tentacles 9% talking about saving peoples

    yasio boloyasio bolo11 שעות לפני
  • Yall degenerates smh

    Local TrashCanonLocal TrashCanon11 שעות לפני
  • it is amazing with how many innovations people come up.

    Anfo515Anfo51511 שעות לפני
  • Now there going to search your colon with this before your flight

    jen wrightjen wright11 שעות לפני
  • Man, this video was great!! Thanks

    AlexanderAlexander12 שעות לפני
    • 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

    すゆすゆ13 שעות לפני
  • This Technology was already hit by Japanizing Beam 🤣

    Lord M3sLord M3s14 שעות לפני
  • You can apply a lot of applications with this thing. We will see more of this in our future.

    phillip wallphillip wall14 שעות לפני
  • I see. Skynet is evolving

    mjc11493mjc1149316 שעות לפני
  • Kakyoin....

    Sapphire GamingSapphire Gaming18 שעות לפני
  • Put a heat sensor into

    Graham CunninghamGraham Cunningham18 שעות לפני
  • Can you stop calling it robot? It's A very useful tool! (Calling this tool a robot makes everything robot)

    ashro101ashro10119 שעות לפני
  • 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.

    SlewpoSlewpo19 שעות לפני
  • Anyone who read this I wish you health and abundance. Let all your fears, problems, and worries disappear immediately!

    Wojciech CiechWojciech Ciech19 שעות לפני

    Nalmas MohdNalmas Mohd20 שעות לפני
  • I feel like Dr. Elliot was not completely honest where he got the idea from for the robot.

    4ur3n4ur3n20 שעות לפני
  • Deli lan bu

    NecoNeco20 שעות לפני
  • Looks like water tubes used by oceanic under water creatures from a movie...

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  • 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-SENSE21 שעה לפני
  • Do you think that Sand application would work with Constipation!??

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE21 שעה לפני
  • I've got it!! SPACE-ELEVATOR!

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSE21 שעה לפני
  • 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-SENSE21 שעה לפני
  • Damn rule 34 is coming

    Ryx Ch.Ryx Ch.22 שעות לפני
  • This is just a bigger sized clown whistle bruh lmao UCSB really hyped this up and y’all are thinking this is the future

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

    Brad SchneiderBrad Schneiderיום לפני
  • Imagine how many pp jokes were made during the production of this robot

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  • 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 Hoeflerיום לפני
  • So it's a inflated balloon?

    Jared RJared Rיום לפני
  • hentai jokes aside, this is pretty fascinating.

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  • This is the cure to constipation

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    • 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.

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  • “KNACK || BABY!!”

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  • 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

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  • Congratulations you have just created a 🐍

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  • Benis :DDD

    Liam W.Liam W.יום לפני
  • Those guys just created a functional sandworm prototype

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto Gamesיום לפני
  • Should send that into the Great Pyramid in Egypt to have a look inside.

    David WattDavid Wattיום לפני
  • 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 youיום לפני
  • Interesting

    Andrea GreenhillAndrea Greenhillיום לפני
  • GTA 5 train: Finally a worthy opponent! Our battle will be legendary!

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  • All the reasons those weebs gave were lies. Lmao

    jay kicklighterjay kicklighterיום לפני
  • When the Dr said where he got the idea from I'm sure vine sounded better than blowing down a McDonald's straw wrapper 🤣

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  • Wasn't there an xkcd comic about how engineers will say that something is for search and rescue when they actually have no idea what the practical applications might be and just think that it's cool

    Max EpsteinMax Epsteinיום לפני
  • It’s like a snake Ssssssss Sssssssssssss Ssssssssss

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  • 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.

    Cameron AccidentCameron Accidentיום לפני
  • That is just so perfect for some sci-fi movies for a very realistic death-worms or sort of mechanical tendril monster. It can have muscles to turn and can burrow into the sand(or maybe even dirt). Spectacular!

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  • That one girl that bought the robot: God please forgive me

    Dee SnutsDee Snutsיום לפני
  • Its like super light weight as well... you can have like 10 ... 20 on a rover to plan the next 20 hours or so travel from actual images of the terrain completly breaking our current problem with delay of control. Also it would likely never break depending on the material. You can likely get any form of angle you want with a camera of the rover or of the terrain...

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  • I'm sure the internet can think of multiple ways to use these robots.

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  • Imagine being in a hospital and then getting deepthroated by a balloon.

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    • yeah if only

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  • Dis sounds like a futuristic strapon

  • 9:45 the wacky inflatable tube Man?

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  • Hello greetings from Chile. I speak to you through this medium since I do not know how to communicate with you anymore. I have something that might interest you, about prime numbers, since they have a great importance with respect to the laws that govern our universe, and it has been said that it is impossible to find a way to find them in a precise and linear way? and I discovered why, because we were always looking for the wrong part, we have to go to the most basic of life, how the most basic thing that keeps us all alive here works, our eye is a perfect circle that is capable of seeing Everything that touches the light, and the light will always form a triangle towards which it is projected, brings together these two basic principles, plus the fact that everything in the world repeats itself, over and over again, mixes these 3 basic principles of the LIFE, and what happens, you get the formula, if you draw a triangle, and a circle together, and you agree it with a pattern of movement, and in the top vertex you put the one, to the right or left with the other vertices you do the same same, but following a pattern, which is repeated, example: vertex up 1, left vertex 2, right vertex 3. and now it begins to go back, left vertex 4, vertex up 5, right vertex 6, and now backwards, vertex top 7, left vertex 8, right vertex 9, and ot backwards, left vertex 10, top vertex 11, right vertex 12, and backwards, repeat this pattern forever and you will have all the prime numbers arranged at the top, do you realize? It is what governs us at every moment, in the same way, our heart contracts to pump, everything in the world responds to the same effect, as no one has been able to see it before ... we all believe that the world just keeps moving forward, but no, we are in the present, past and present at the same time, I hope you are interested, it would be great if I am right someone takes it into account, greetings.

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  • Koro sensei tenteciles?

  • Are we gonna get a ByMax soon ???......"big hero 6"

    Akeem DicksonAkeem Dicksonיום לפני
  • Hentai tentacle are becoming real.... Oh no

    JMS MasterPandaJMS MasterPandaיום לפני
  • Cool

    Hoang MinhHoang Minhיום לפני
  • Robopenis

    andrea baroneandrea baroneיום לפני
  • Making a Robot is hard so i will just make a long baloon.

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  • Matt Powell has a giant inflatable banana in his backyard, that he names Dr. Peel.

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  • The jet of air on the tip could be useful for avalanche victims too right? Similar to intubation you'd get a tube of oxygen down to a victim while they're being dug out.

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  • I just can't stop thinking of the un-scientific uses for something like that

    Francesco SpagnoloFrancesco Spagnoloיום לפני
  • Anyone else’s snake anxiety kicking in??

    Curiosity SeekerCuriosity Seekerיום לפני
  • Lol they grow from the top. Now they just need to design a robot to blow. She can do the monitoring of where the tips going. The guy just jus sits back and does ALL the work. Well female does the easy stuff.

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  • Tentecal 😶

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  • Tip extention joke.

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  • US military be like: bomb on end of robot. Robot grow into bunker.

  • I've heard "Just the tip" so many times in this video🤣🤣🤣

    YeaDatWun YTYeaDatWun YTיום לפני
  • What are you doing step-robot

    Phillip GertzPhillip Gertzיום לפני
  • These guys are gonna be billionaires

    Daniel HodgeDaniel Hodgeיום לפני
  • terrifying

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  • It really can go deep into anything...

    Antonio FarinaAntonio Farinaיום לפני
  • And unclog your toilet.

    Felix MizioznikovFelix Mizioznikovיום לפני
  • So this robot can save lives huh? Can I tell it my problems and will it fix it?

    Crackli'nBraapCrackli'nBraapיום לפני
  • Make a really long one Attach it to a submarine Go as deep we can in submarine Tell me wtf is at the bottom of the ocean.

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  • This is so interesting! There's actually a practice called biomimicry, and I think this is a fine example of biomimicry.

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  • Never thought an air balloon would be called a robot.

    Alexander PanchenkoAlexander Panchenkoיום לפני
  • The rise of iron dlc in destiny told me to get rid of this stuff fast

    Stephen SchmittStephen Schmittיום לפני
  • Was expecting immature comments...was not deceived

    ChanceChanceיום לפני
  • Great video,keep it up!⬜🟣🔻

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  • The Japanese would be proud.

    Doom And GloomDoom And Gloomיום לפני
  • “It grows from the tip”

    Robert MendezRobert Mendezיום לפני
  • It is not unstoppable.

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  • This is how build stuff Ancients

    Ethan SpagnolaEthan Spagnolaיום לפני
  • proud of my alma mater!!!

    gribblegreeblegribblegreebleיום לפני
  • Next :: 4 dimension

    Abhinandan sínghAbhinandan sínghיום לפני
  • It's all fun and games til someone invents the wireless one

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  • What is this robot goes bad😣😣

    Beast # DhyanBeast # Dhyan2 ימים לפני
  • I just hope it's better than a game bot

    Niven JairajNiven Jairaj2 ימים לפני
  • Where are the robotics? It's a tube of plastic.

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  • Show your popular videos

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