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:
    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. -
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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

    Közzététel: 20 napja


    1. Miguel Soriano

      Oh its going into the holes!

    2. Edgar Montana

      What are you doing, step bot?

    3. K. Ferhan Batıoğlu

      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.

    4. Uriel Septim

      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.

    5. Kalpesh Kamble

      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?

    6. FurbyFondler

      the inspiration was DEFINITELY not plants - nah, it was waterfowl genetals

    7. King of Hueco Mundo

      Attack of the Saving Balloons!!!

    8. Rajeev Mathur

      It can be used to open blocked arteries or veins maybe without the risk of rupturing them

    9. Ade Ra

      I need a robot like this to fix my throat and ear and back of the head

    10. fishyEplayz

      It will be pretty cool if they used a sonar device to track the path ways in unknown underground

    11. Micheal Futch

      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.

    12. Piotr P.

      Where did the smart engineers go. I just see some idiots wearing masks outside.

    13. George Butcher

      Man made octopus

    14. RIcky Rick

      Nothing is unstoppable. Perpetual motion machines do not exist.

    15. g C

      Kind of like that water hose they invented

    16. Venancio Rivera zarazua

      Looks like it can be very helpful in plumbing and HVAC applications as well as other utilities

    17. Bong Jovi

      Fleshlight 2.0 looks craaaazy

    18. John Boze

      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

    19. paranoidandroid

      I'll be single for the rest of my life with this! 🐽

    20. The H

      This is genius 🤓🤓🙌🙌

    21. rmp5s

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

    22. mayank _hey

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

    23. yasio bolo

      What i see in the comments 15% memes talking about robot worms 76% hentai tentacles 9% talking about saving peoples

    24. Local TrashCanon

      Yall degenerates smh

    25. Anfo515

      it is amazing with how many innovations people come up.

    26. jen wright

      Now there going to search your colon with this before your flight

    27. Alexander

      Man, this video was great!! Thanks

      1. yasio bolo

        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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    29. Lord M3s

      This Technology was already hit by Japanizing Beam 🤣

    30. I would like to order A number 1 Big Mac meal

      You can apply a lot of applications with this thing. We will see more of this in our future.

    31. mjc11493

      I see. Skynet is evolving

    32. Sapphire Gaming


    33. Graham Cunningham

      Put a heat sensor into

    34. ashro101

      Can you stop calling it robot? It's A very useful tool! (Calling this tool a robot makes everything robot)

    35. Slewpo

      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.

    36. Wojciech Ciech

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

    37. Nalmas Mohd


    38. 4ur3n

      I feel like Dr. Elliot was not completely honest where he got the idea from for the robot.

    39. Neco

      Deli lan bu

    40. Biker

      Looks like water tubes used by oceanic under water creatures from a movie...

    41. MY 2RUE-SENSE

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

    42. MY 2RUE-SENSE

      Do you think that Sand application would work with Constipation!??

    43. MY 2RUE-SENSE

      I've got it!! SPACE-ELEVATOR!

    44. MY 2RUE-SENSE

      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?

    45. Ryx Ch.

      Damn rule 34 is coming

    46. CXD

      This is just a bigger sized clown whistle bruh lmao UCSB really hyped this up and y’all are thinking this is the future

    47. Brad Schneider

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

    48. qopoy dnon

      Imagine how many pp jokes were made during the production of this robot

    49. Michael Hoefler

      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

    50. Jared R

      So it's a inflated balloon?

    51. Jay Are

      hentai jokes aside, this is pretty fascinating.

    52. Nelson Aviles

      This is the cure to constipation

      1. qopoy dnon

        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.

    53. Klonoa_TheCabbit Animations

      “KNACK || BABY!!”

    54. Srikiran Rai

      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

    55. mpho mikosi

      Congratulations you have just created a 🐍

    56. Liam W.

      Benis :DDD

    57. Meu Canto Games

      Those guys just created a functional sandworm prototype

    58. David Watt

      Should send that into the Great Pyramid in Egypt to have a look inside.

    59. What are you

      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

    60. Andrea Greenhill


    61. X Æ A-Xii

      GTA 5 train: Finally a worthy opponent! Our battle will be legendary!

    62. jay kicklighter

      All the reasons those weebs gave were lies. Lmao

    63. kristofor brown

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

    64. Max Epstein

      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

    65. Pineapaple

      It’s like a snake Ssssssss Sssssssssssss Ssssssssss

    66. Cameron Accident

      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.

    67. Fediani4

      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!

    68. Dee Snuts

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

    69. flache

      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...

    70. Ice 487

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

    71. Ice 487

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

      1. trexmaster9000

        yeah if only

    72. OMARESZ

      Dis sounds like a futuristic strapon

    73. Cara Furry

      9:45 the wacky inflatable tube Man?

    74. Mr MIPS

      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.

    75. OMARESZ

      Koro sensei tenteciles?

    76. Akeem Dickson

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

    77. JMS MasterPanda

      Hentai tentacle are becoming real.... Oh no

    78. Hoang Minh


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    80. Travel WithoutMoving

      Making a Robot is hard so i will just make a long baloon.

    81. Nijeguhz

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

    82. tehlarsie

      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.

    83. Francesco Spagnolo

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

    84. Curiosity Seeker

      Anyone else’s snake anxiety kicking in??

    85. Dominic Lovato

      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.

    86. FedRengar

      Tentecal 😶

    87. Tregeta

      Tip extention joke.

    88. ARTHEMY

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

    89. YeaDatWun YT

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

    90. Phillip Gertz

      What are you doing step-robot

    91. Daniel Hodge

      These guys are gonna be billionaires

    92. H2O


    93. Antonio Farina

      It really can go deep into anything...

    94. Felix Mizioznikov

      And unclog your toilet.

    95. Crackli'nBraap

      So this robot can save lives huh? Can I tell it my problems and will it fix it?

    96. max ten

      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.

    97. emily

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

    98. Alexander Panchenko

      Never thought an air balloon would be called a robot.

    99. Stephen Schmitt

      The rise of iron dlc in destiny told me to get rid of this stuff fast

    100. Chance

      Was expecting immature comments...was not deceived