Author and designer Hyun Parke reveals his soft robot research as a member of the ZER01NE Lab, and presents his interest in design using new materials and technology.
Soft robot is a robotics technology that visually mimics the flexibility of a mollusk animal using soft materials and bendable sensors. It is a relatively new field of technology in both academic and commercial fields. Soft robots are both familiar and surprising at the same time, in that they are robots with organic texture. Intrigued by this dual aspect of soft robots, Hyun Parke explores technology as art in Study for Blown Matters.