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Robotics Institute's Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney’s Latest Character
The pivotal character in Disney's new animated feature, "Big Hero 6," is a balloon-like robot called Baymax that was inspired by an inflatable robotic arm developed at the Robotics Institute. Soft robotics is a growing field of research at Carnegie Mellon University and beyond. “The movie is a tremendous win for soft robotics,” said Chris Atkeson, professor of robotics.

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