Vito CacuccioloResearch Affiliate
Robots have the potential to free humans of wearing labour, replace humans in dangerous tasks and augment human abilities. Vito’s long-term goal is to understand physical intelligence and use it to create adaptive materials, human-centred robots, and smart wearables. Vito has been the driving force behind the development of the world-first stretchable pumps for use in fluidic artificial muscles, soft exoskeletons and smart wearables, published in Nature in 2019. Vito’s improved ,a href="https://youtu.be/OsWaUnG030E">electroadhesion soft gripper for delicate and fragile objects can now pick up over 1.5 kg, 1000 times its own weight.