This Unstoppable Robot Could Save Your Life

16. 04. 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

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    Bong JoviBong JoviPřed 18 minutami
  • 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 BozePřed 40 minutami
  • I'll be single for the rest of my life with this! 🐽

    paranoidandroidparanoidandroidPřed hodinou
  • This is genius 🤓🤓🙌🙌

    The HThe HPřed 2 hodinami
  • We're being a bit liberal with the use of the word "robot", don't ya think?

    rmp5srmp5sPřed 3 hodinami
  • Would love to see a video about “Is beginner’s luck real?”

    mayank _heymayank _heyPřed 4 hodinami
  • What i see in the comments 15% memes talking about robot worms 76% hentai tentacles 9% talking about saving peoples

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  • Yall degenerates smh

    Local TrashCanonLocal TrashCanonPřed 4 hodinami
  • it is amazing with how many innovations people come up.

    Anfo515Anfo515Před 4 hodinami
  • Now there going to search your colon with this before your flight

    jen wrightjen wrightPřed 4 hodinami
  • Man, this video was great!! Thanks

    AlexanderAlexanderPřed 6 hodinami
    • 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Před 6 hodinami
  • This Technology was already hit by Japanizing Beam 🤣

    Lord M3sLord M3sPřed 7 hodinami
  • You can apply a lot of applications with this thing. We will see more of this in our future.

    phillip wallphillip wallPřed 7 hodinami
  • I see. Skynet is evolving

    mjc11493mjc11493Před 9 hodinami
  • Kakyoin....

    Sapphire GamingSapphire GamingPřed 11 hodinami
  • Put a heat sensor into

    Graham CunninghamGraham CunninghamPřed 12 hodinami
  • Can you stop calling it robot? It's A very useful tool! (Calling this tool a robot makes everything robot)

    ashro101ashro101Před 12 hodinami
  • 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.

    SlewpoSlewpoPřed 12 hodinami
  • Anyone who read this I wish you health and abundance. Let all your fears, problems, and worries disappear immediately!

    Wojciech CiechWojciech CiechPřed 13 hodinami

    Nalmas MohdNalmas MohdPřed 14 hodinami
  • I feel like Dr. Elliot was not completely honest where he got the idea from for the robot.

    4ur3n4ur3nPřed 14 hodinami
  • Deli lan bu

    NecoNecoPřed 14 hodinami
  • Looks like water tubes used by oceanic under water creatures from a movie...

    BikerBikerPřed 14 hodinami
  • 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-SENSEPřed 14 hodinami
  • Do you think that Sand application would work with Constipation!??

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSEPřed 14 hodinami
  • I've got it!! SPACE-ELEVATOR!

    MY 2RUE-SENSEMY 2RUE-SENSEPřed 15 hodinami
  • 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-SENSEPřed 15 hodinami
  • Damn rule 34 is coming

    Ryx Ch.Ryx Ch.Před 15 hodinami
  • This is just a bigger sized clown whistle bruh lmao UCSB really hyped this up and y’all are thinking this is the future

    CXDCXDPřed 17 hodinami
  • If you drop something important in a lake, river, ECT.... Does it work in moving water?

    Brad SchneiderBrad SchneiderPřed 17 hodinami
  • Imagine how many pp jokes were made during the production of this robot

    qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPřed 17 hodinami
  • 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 HoeflerPřed 19 hodinami
  • So it's a inflated balloon?

    Jared RJared RPřed 20 hodinami
  • hentai jokes aside, this is pretty fascinating.

    Jay AreJay ArePřed 21 hodinou
  • This is the cure to constipation

    Nelson AvilesNelson AvilesPřed 21 hodinou
    • 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.

      qopoy dnonqopoy dnonPřed 17 hodinami
  • “KNACK || BABY!!”

    Klonoa_TheCabbit AnimationsKlonoa_TheCabbit AnimationsPřed 21 hodinou
  • 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

    Srikiran RaiSrikiran RaiPřed 21 hodinou
  • Congratulations you have just created a 🐍

    mpho mikosimpho mikosiPřed 22 hodinami
  • Benis :DDD

    Liam W.Liam W.Před 23 hodinami
  • Those guys just created a functional sandworm prototype

    Meu Canto GamesMeu Canto GamesPřed 23 hodinami
  • Should send that into the Great Pyramid in Egypt to have a look inside.

    David WattDavid WattPřed 23 hodinami
  • 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

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  • Interesting

    Andrea GreenhillAndrea GreenhillPřed dnem
  • 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

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

    kristofor brownkristofor brownPřed dnem
  • 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

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  • 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 AccidentPřed dnem
  • 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!

    Fediani4Fediani4Před dnem
  • That one girl that bought the robot: God please forgive me

    Dee SnutsDee SnutsPřed dnem
  • 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.

    Ice 487Ice 487Před dnem
  • Imagine being in a hospital and then getting deepthroated by a balloon.

    Ice 487Ice 487Před dnem
    • yeah if only

      trexmaster9000trexmaster9000Před dnem
  • Dis sounds like a futuristic strapon

  • 9:45 the wacky inflatable tube Man?

    Cara FurryCara FurryPřed dnem
  • 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.

    Mr MIPSMr MIPSPřed dnem
  • Koro sensei tenteciles?

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

    Akeem DicksonAkeem DicksonPřed dnem
  • Hentai tentacle are becoming real.... Oh no

    JMS MasterPandaJMS MasterPandaPřed dnem
  • Cool

    Hoang MinhHoang MinhPřed dnem
  • Robopenis

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

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

    NijeguhzNijeguhzPřed dnem
  • 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.

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

    Francesco SpagnoloFrancesco SpagnoloPřed dnem
  • Anyone else’s snake anxiety kicking in??

    Curiosity SeekerCuriosity SeekerPřed dnem
  • 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.

    Dominic LovatoDominic LovatoPřed dnem
  • Tentecal 😶

    Bike LoversBike LoversPřed dnem
  • Tip extention joke.

    TregetaTregetaPřed dnem
  • 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 YTPřed dnem
  • What are you doing step-robot

    Phillip GertzPhillip GertzPřed dnem
  • These guys are gonna be billionaires

    Daniel HodgeDaniel HodgePřed dnem
  • terrifying

    H2OH2OPřed dnem
  • It really can go deep into anything...

    Antonio FarinaAntonio FarinaPřed dnem
  • And unclog your toilet.

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

    Crackli'nBraapCrackli'nBraapPřed dnem
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Stephen SchmittStephen SchmittPřed dnem
  • Was expecting immature comments...was not deceived

    ChanceChancePřed dnem
  • Great video,keep it up!⬜🟣🔻

    Cristina Lexy Reef TankCristina Lexy Reef TankPřed dnem
  • The Japanese would be proud.

    Doom And GloomDoom And GloomPřed dnem
  • “It grows from the tip”

    Robert MendezRobert MendezPřed dnem
  • It is not unstoppable.

    ZeaicliesZeaicliesPřed dnem
  • This is how build stuff Ancients

    Ethan SpagnolaEthan SpagnolaPřed dnem
  • proud of my alma mater!!!

    gribblegreeblegribblegreeblePřed dnem
  • Next :: 4 dimension

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

    Jay GatsbyJay GatsbyPřed dnem
  • What is this robot goes bad😣😣

    Beast # DhyanBeast # DhyanPřed dnem
  • I just hope it's better than a game bot

    Niven JairajNiven JairajPřed dnem
  • Where are the robotics? It's a tube of plastic.

    junit483junit483Před dnem
  • Show your popular videos

    Lokit GreatLokit GreatPřed dnem
  • We used something like that to move furniture in the nineties

    Jeff BellJeff BellPřed dnem
  • hentai fan:*I will take your entire stock*

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  • you win youtube algorithim ill watch this video...this time

    Alparen J.Alparen J.Před dnem
  • ......Gynecologist

    Mar BlesMar BlesPřed dnem