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

Alexandre Bouchard Dumais
Alexandre Bouchard Dumais 36 דקות לפני
ItzMrFizz 45 דקות לפני
Finding the 10MM socket that i dropped in my engine bay!
Edjumicated_ Gamer
Edjumicated_ Gamer 47 דקות לפני
I have better ideas than this onnthe daily. And you do you if youre a free thinker. Go for it! Change your life by writing your idead down
Zefat Chowdhury
Zefat Chowdhury שעה לפני
So basically a robot balloon that is unstoppable. Now we need to just add google eyes and then we get a robot snake.
samuel 2 שעות לפני
Is there a company that makes them?
lou m
lou m 2 שעות לפני
This is not a robot it's air and plastic.
Think Quickly
Think Quickly 4 שעות לפני
Landon plays
Landon plays 6 שעות לפני
It kinda looks like something from tremors
Chapulinix 8 שעות לפני
Other talk about robot: Me rewatching 9:58 :is that jesus ?
Jippidyjappers 9 שעות לפני
Coronary angiography, would be interesting to explore.
Iván De León
Iván De León 12 שעות לפני
Looks pretty useless to be honest
Doggo 13 שעות לפני
my dog can do that
Baby Bebbi
Baby Bebbi 18 שעות לפני
I’ve gotten so used to seeing people with masks on I didn’t even notice they had masks on at first-
Martine 18 שעות לפני
Apical dominance is the mechanism by which plants grow. 🤓
Mr Peanut
Mr Peanut 18 שעות לפני
6:00 guys every morning
Fish Season
Fish Season 21 שעה לפני
On a smaller level maybe battle ants? I'm currently battling ants...
Markus 22 שעות לפני
tbh we use these kinds of low preassure air cushions for decades in fire service all over europe to lift things (we also have high preassure variants for other applications)
Watch The Social Dilemma
Watch The Social Dilemma 22 שעות לפני
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aron canapa
aron canapa 23 שעות לפני
As someone whose been intubated 3 times that's cool
Nana&Popo IceClimbers
Nana&Popo IceClimbers 23 שעות לפני
So a controllable worm or tentacle 🤔
Sorta Cool Facts
Sorta Cool Facts יום לפני
Now imagine if that robot was a fully sentient being: that’s literally the furure of AI :O
Typical bamboozler
Typical bamboozler יום לפני
I mean to make it able to change direction what if you had like 4 strands of thin like fishing line inside the device as it grows. you could pull each one individually to change its direction? Idk 🤷🏻‍♂️ just a thought haha if it works I want some royalties 😂 lol seriously though this is interesting.
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu יום לפני
Plant: grows toward sun This guy: I suddenly feel inspired to create a robot that expands out of itself so as to move
Simon Anton Ehie
Simon Anton Ehie יום לפני
This technique is used alot in practical movie effects!
MarnZzZz יום לפני
Imagine being stuck in debris after a earthquake and you jsut see a giant plastic worm craeling towards you
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker יום לפני
You forgot the morning brew link I don't see it in the description?
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker יום לפני
@bocoy noiu it is when you add all the sensors, cameras and intelligent features..
bocoy noiu
bocoy noiu יום לפני
Honestly this is very cool but I’m not shure if you can call a inflating tube a robot
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker
Hunter the Parmesan Cheese Smoker יום לפני
They need to take this to the pyramid of Giza and travel through those tiny shafts
Well Mefisto
Well Mefisto יום לפני
People who make any difference. Hats off for these guys. 👋👋👋👋
Jay Antonio Lee
Jay Antonio Lee יום לפני
Etiquette Gaming
Etiquette Gaming יום לפני
check Linus tech tips, You definitely look like the metahuman on the right
Ethereal Joy
Ethereal Joy יום לפני
9:44 Excuse you! They're called "Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm flailing Tube Men" and they deserve your respect.
Вадим Владимирович Тимофеев
Вадим Владимирович Тимофеев יום לפני
Did you heard about LYAGULYALYULIN?
AGRICULTURA Y Mas יום לפני
The visual is insane lol!
Jacques De Beauregard
Jacques De Beauregard יום לפני
The first utility that come to my mind is to help the house building industry to draw electrical or data cable into tight spaces
Stroys יום לפני
Combine thus technology with AI and 🤯
Philip Hubbe
Philip Hubbe יום לפני
When it came out of the sewer drain it was kinda creepy
Athol Dickson
Athol Dickson יום לפני
They could use it to repair leaking pipes. Send it down the pipe, then leave it there as a liner.
Mithul Narayana
Mithul Narayana יום לפני
The engineer looks like Howard from BBT
Do Lut
Do Lut יום לפני
9:40 oh please...we all know what it really looks like
Do Lut
Do Lut יום לפני
7:27 long wiggly shaft in narrow shaft
PhoenixEye יום לפני
Honestly this is very cool but I’m not shure if you can call a inflating tube a robot
Shannen Saez
Shannen Saez יום לפני
Really cool applications for this! I know a lot of people will think hentai robots but what... If it can sell these prototypes as they develop and reach into mainstream markets then everyone benefits
Ryan Bale
Ryan Bale יום לפני
So we can finally send something up our ass m straight out our mouths, science is amazing
Roy HausdesMüllers
Roy HausdesMüllers יום לפני
Please tell the people to create such robots for medical endoskopie. I am a doctor in this field and we need such innovations.
SwitchLite יום לפני
Run cables through a house.
The Knightikins
The Knightikins יום לפני
This is basically the coolest stupid looking machine.
Sun Xiaoxin
Sun Xiaoxin יום לפני
All I’m wondering is what is jumping /flying on the water in the background at 9:58 to 10:00
Christopher Shin
Christopher Shin יום לפני
Nature inspires men. And men inspires technology.
Artiom Timosenco
Artiom Timosenco יום לפני
i have a question if a bullet is traveling a long enough distance for it to be weak and slow will it hurt the same way a regular punch to the face does and how far does it have to travel to achieve this result and is it even possible ?
J B יום לפני
i went to texas a&m and i couldn't help but think of how useful this device would've been during the 1999 bonfire collapse. a big problem that the firefighters had was trying to get inflatable pillows to the people trapped under the logs so that the logs wouldn't crush them as much. because there were so many tightly-packed logs, it was hard for the firefighters to find a path to the victims and bring the pillows to them, but if this machine existed back then, they could've gotten the pillows to the people much quicker and with less concern about causing further collapse when crawling through the pile. they wouldn't have had to find human-sized tunnels through the logs, this machine could find it's way through, and along with the pillows, the machine could've brought medical supplies to the victims as well. though i wish we had this technology back then, i'm glad that disasters like the bonfire collapse will be handled much better in the future.
jeremy nom
jeremy nom יום לפני
i guess some women found how to use it already
Gerard Tan
Gerard Tan יום לפני
The fourth law of robotics: A robot shall only serve its original mode of purpose except where it would conflict with the first 3 laws..
The Hero
The Hero יום לפני
You know what, I really wasn’t expecting steerable inflatable tubes. I really wasn’t.
Thomas Herd
Thomas Herd יום לפני
Isn’t it interesting that such a brilliant idea was Mimicked from nature!?
ShakeyBoyzs יום לפני
Markiplier smarter cousin
Judah Sh
Judah Sh יום לפני
its an interesting thing, but when you run out of material, that's its limit. this robot could also be used underwater, just replace the air pressure with water and there you go, diving to where you need it.
Stratonov16 2 ימים לפני
DatBoi TheGudBIAS
DatBoi TheGudBIAS 2 ימים לפני
Wtf that robot is very strange XD
Shivam 6000
Shivam 6000 2 ימים לפני
Bhai Naya video dal na plzz
J V 2 ימים לפני
Is my ham sandwich considered a robot too?
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 2 ימים לפני
When the Dr said where he got the idea from I'm sure vine sounded better than blowing down a McDonald's straw wrapper 🤣
Elliot Blake
Elliot Blake 2 ימים לפני
Science man wears mask outside.
Arnau Ampurdanès
Arnau Ampurdanès 2 ימים לפני
"So where did the idea for this device come from?" Slenderman, just Slenderman.
Masud Hosein
Masud Hosein 2 ימים לפני
This guy gives me Mark Rober vibes
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt 2 ימים לפני
Mmmmm tentacles
reese :/
reese :/ 2 ימים לפני
Veritasium you know what you did YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID
hiccup1001 2 ימים לפני
Imagine a game show where you had to hide in a maze from three people controlling a vine robot each.
Potato #754
Potato #754 2 ימים לפני
Now I'm worried that some sort of balloon is gonna come out the toilet while I'm on it..
Hannah Lack
Hannah Lack 2 ימים לפני
Guy talks about how hard intubation is then admits he has no training in intubation. Like a doctor wouldn't be yanking the intubation device around on an actual patient, don't make people scared of important medical practises.
CaptainBlagbird 2 ימים לפני
How is the camera attached to the front? As I understand it, the the tip is always "replaced" by the next part of the inside tube. So how is the camera kept on the front?
TheDtrein 2 ימים לפני
This could help in nature conservation and wild life management. For instance, using the robot to lift a beached whale from off the sand can make it easier to move back into the sea. Or the darting of a large mammal such as an elephant in the middle of nowhere ( where time is crutial).
MiccaPhone 2 ימים לפני
Why is the title of this video in German???
Amialythis johnson
Amialythis johnson 2 ימים לפני
It technically * could * save my life but as soon as cops get a hold of them the're gonna be used to slither up peoples butt holes and taze their colons
Daveja vu
Daveja vu 2 ימים לפני
Relating not to this vid, but vid you did on luck. Can you continue this, that personality, and good looks also plays a big part on who gets more luck.
Mopantsu 2 ימים לפני
This could be a less painful way to do bowel exams.
KapCapKapCap 2 ימים לפני
Garl The Inventor
Garl The Inventor 2 ימים לפני
I could do that
mesa620 2 ימים לפני
Hope to see this on Jackass 4......
Dewyu Nohmi
Dewyu Nohmi 3 ימים לפני
I thought I was watching a plant growing from inside a plastic tube, time lapsed.
Rewind OG
Rewind OG 3 ימים לפני
Mmmmm tentacles
PhilouDude 3 ימים לפני
this is the hardest feking d|ldo ever holy sheet
PhilouDude 3 ימים לפני
censor is insane shmoly shat
Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks 3 ימים לפני
The section about burrowing in sand explains how the sand worms in dune could work!
Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks 3 ימים לפני
This would be great in a horror movie
Cameron Lin
Cameron Lin 3 ימים לפני
“And what else can you think of to do with it” 😏
Gustav Holmström
Gustav Holmström 3 ימים לפני
I wonder if it could be helpful during avalanche rescues 🤔
Ben Weigt
Ben Weigt 3 ימים לפני
Any one else make these with the wrappers from those long frozen ice pops as a kid?
CRIDDER_FACE 3 ימים לפני
I feel violated
zogworth 3 ימים לפני
Strong geoduck energy
Mr Bruh
Mr Bruh 3 ימים לפני
best robot in the world You know what I mean
A26lolheart 3 ימים לפני
I have a feeling there's going to be someone who uses it as, not intubation, but a "urethral catheder"
terence Sheehan
terence Sheehan 3 ימים לפני
Endless idea's for this. Amazing
terence Sheehan
terence Sheehan 3 ימים לפני
Be great for exploring caves and tombs etc. Brill idea.
Tactical Warblox
Tactical Warblox 3 ימים לפני
I wonder if girls would buy this
D-y-l M
D-y-l M 3 ימים לפני
now, where do those ducks lead
Jamie Duvenage
Jamie Duvenage 3 ימים לפני
0:40 - 0:42 You’re welcome
pranjali prasad
pranjali prasad 3 ימים לפני
I remember when a few months ago your videos did not get the views they deserved. But now you have been consistent and have improved the quality even more, so you are getting views! Feels good to see your success
Vishal S
Vishal S 3 ימים לפני
You are just Awesome
whalpah 3 ימים לפני
Hentai fans : Oh no I'm in a vunlerable position hopefully no robot would abuse this time to do something
Leon Dlamini
Leon Dlamini 3 ימים לפני
This is too nice 👌🏾
Wobblyorbee 3 ימים לפני
hello im hmmm
Rifqi Maalik
Rifqi Maalik 3 ימים לפני
Hentai makers: 🤔😏
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