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. -
    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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    1. MrAtaguas

      Is that a state-of-the-art, complex, multi-functional inflatable robot or are you just happy to see me?

    2. nonsquid

      Put bristle scrubbers on the tips and let the tentacles scrub the hulls of boats with the passing of each wave while moored at the dock.

    3. Weslley Santos

      The year is 2202 the unstoppable robots have killed more than 89% of the humans on earth by entering every possible hole there is. I write this diary for the future generations on the hopes that they develop a time travel machine before they do. Humanity must survive no matter what and our holes must stay open...

    4. NoScopeRequired •

      This could easily be used to help constipation

    5. UltraWolf

      okay, okay, so what if I swallow it?

    6. OMG!! xXK1T3EK4TXx

      “inflatable kinda-like playdough structures you see at car lots” *YOU MEAN TO TELL ME !!!!* *THIS GUY DOESN’T KNOW!?!?*

    7. Olkusiowy

      "everything can be dildo if you brave enough'

    8. Dave P

      Went to UCSB!! had classes in that building!

    9. Joe Roscoe

      Why y'all wearing masks outdoors? You look stupid.

    10. Rainbow Dash is Da Best

      You know what is going to happen. It WILL happen. You know what I mean. Don't lie.

    11. No Bo

      anal probe alert lol

    12. Skipper May

      Cool New tool for hookers 🤔

    13. surkid101 b

      *aight, not gonna lie, it looks like a worm*

    14. DragazoidYT

      Doc ock?

    15. Yeetcheng

      That won’t save someone from choking that’s jus gonna make it worse

    16. Khris09ph

      Have they never seen the fkin Venom movie?

    17. Florin Pandele

      I don't think that a plant inspired this robot...but anyway, interesting invention.

    18. Robert Andersen

      I wonder what inspired these guys 😏

    19. RO-gaming ftw

      "and what else can you think of to do with it" a certain black and orange adult website: hold my beer

    20. Madhan T

      In india we can use it to save children who accidently falls inside unclosed pit/borrow holes by modifying design of yhese robots and making some improvization 👍 it could save lives now 😉❤️

    21. RN John

      Would be so exciting to see the intubation device make its way into the hospitals!

    22. Crazydog 330

      tentacle bot when

    23. loudawg

      Like Donnie Darko

    24. BoxedIn or Muhammad Nafis

      Hentai fans: *i could use this for another application ;)*

    25. aarry

      Could be used in places like minefields as its a cheap alternative to the expensive drones used now

    26. Squeeker Skeleton

      This could be a really efficient and easy way to connect bases together in lava caves on Mars or the moon via pressurized paths within the tube

    27. radradroadbot

      It's not a robot, it's a tube

    28. Ron Nanagad

      hentacle tentai is becoming real

    29. Michael Treppelin

      The fact it’s called unstoppable robot and they want us to feel safe with it in our arteries right next to our heart? Yeah ok

    30. Anthony Medina

      Unstoppable eh 🤔

    31. Falk

      yo what the bloody hell

    32. Tlaw Gaso

      It's a plastic bag calling it a robot is highly optimistic.

    33. Catgamer1kitty

      the thumbnail looks like a pickle

    34. SemiMono

      When your remote falls into the underbelly of your couch, pull out the vine.

    35. Bruh what's that

      Unstoppable robot worm < school nurse with a bag of ice

    36. Steff Morgan

      I legit accidentally tried to like this 4 times whilst watching

    37. x_0euf

      Yeah yeah, inspired by a vine...

    38. Vytautas Ramanauskas

      They get idea from somewhere else I believe

    39. Daniel P.

      Hmm I wonder if you could make the air pressure strong enough so it “punches” out and can be used as a weird prank device to bonk people with lol

    40. Gamer Life

      It could, but why would it do that?

    41. dbc680

      Maybe this could be used as customizable mattress or pillow.

    42. Chris D

      Fast repair of main arteries that have been severed.

    43. Danger Doberman

      The applications are endless!

    44. My Human Experience

      Or it could take your life. Flip the coin 🪙

    45. Captn' D

      Oh god… Japan is gonna turn this into porn isn’t it

    46. Lil Yeet

      I also grow out from the tip

    47. Lil Yeet

      Fire... Project over

    48. Cherry Oakhold

      This also unfortunately attracts the attention of R34 enthusiasts.

    49. spice mice

      i dont want a snake to come in my throat thats like my biggest nightmare

    50. Max Madus

      9:58 Jesus, is it you?

    51. AwesomeSword001

      this is reminding me of foreskin :/ anyone else?

    52. Froester

      Funniest Comment Section i have ever seen 😂😂😂

    53. Navdeep Singh

      This looks (and works) like the tentacles of alien ship from war of the worlds

    54. Ezeckel Reichert


    55. Soljarag5

      This reminds me of a........

    56. Carrot God

      Ocean exploration

    57. Nathan Berrigan

      Vascular stents seems like an obvious application.

    58. Anym

      thing is, is that nature always seems to be the best option. wings for planes? efficient bullet trains? this robot?

      1. ceerw buty

        I’d like to put it up my

    59. Meelek Edits

      I saw a video from Brave Wilderness where they caught Bloodworms, and they do exactly what these machines do

    60. Alex Gilbreath

      I feel like this would make running wires behind a wall soooo much easier.

      1. Jacob Weihe

        That's actually genius

    61. pixelator

      narrator: "what else can you think of to do with it?" narrator after video uploads: "shouldn't have said that. i should NOT have said that"

    62. Dylan Janos

      Oh no...

    63. AwfulMusik

      Tentacle robots? I could get used to that.

    64. David Manske

      Masks make anything lame

    65. akhtar razzan


    66. Luis Raposo

      For the sever constipated patients. With a little lube or soap aaand, walahhh! 💩

    67. Bob Oakshields

      Attack of the Triphids

    68. Boogeyjosh563yeahh

      A bike inner tube hooked up to a air compressor without and tire lol

    69. dwatts64

      I guess I'm really confused how it works. Like I understand the demonstration with tape, but then I see the one that looks completely clear and I see no mechanics or anything that would be guiding it or steering it and I just don't understand how it's turning or why it works at all... OMG I'm sorry I tried watching again to see if I missed something... And apparently I didn't pause it when I went to the bathroom. Right during the part where he explains how it works lol.

    70. I like Oranges

      Im just waiting for them to have enough intelligence to star in a adult show about 2d girls getting.... I'll leave the rest up to your imagination

    71. CrowF10

      hentacle tentai....

    72. Pqu1try

      I’d like to put it up my

    73. brian bersch

      One thing I was thinking is plumbing unclogging pipes, or running electrical wires through walls. Or the tip one being used for running pipe or wires through the ground leaving the surface in disturbed and much cheaper then directional boring. Unclogging vanes from blood clots

    74. Caden Renner

      Why didn’t the @Mark Rober

    75. 5Mr.Cartoon

      This helped save those kids stuck in a Cave in Malaysia or Indonesia (I don't remember) after Elon Musk tweeted about it.

      1. Davi Brito

        That was actually in Thailand

    76. Ikraznek

      5:49 Watching this I just got an idea: You technically only have to articulate the first let's say 1.5 of the snake, while doing it with outside chambers works fine to a certain degree, the longer the robot gets the less control you have. What if you put your "control muscle" on the inside of the first 1.5m where you attach your cable and camera?

    77. Vinny Real

      this is hilarious

    78. Saleem Musliar

      There are thousands of bedridden patients to whom enema is given to remove their stool, this enema works only in the lower side of large intestines. After giving enema probably this robot could be used to pullout the hard stools from Transverse colons. We recently faced with this issue with our mother

    79. Anelka Lee

      Him: It could hold up to 1000kilograms. *robot burst So u r a 1000kilograms?

    80. Tyrus Madsden

      So useful. This is what soft robotics is all about.

    81. Donavan B LoForte RPN, RCRT, LCRT

      I've seen this video weeks ago.

    82. Sleepy_Joe Biden

      *Му дiск when I take viаgга*

    83. Sanjeet Villa

      Nice concept

    84. Arolema Prarath

      I hope this robot can find every hole in my body like what Hentai Tentacles would do🤤🤤🤤

    85. ebi

      _" and what else can you think of to do with it?"_ i could tell you, but i don't think you'd like to know...

    86. Alexandre Bouchard Dumais


    87. ItzMrFizz

      Finding the 10MM socket that i dropped in my engine bay!

      1. soiung toiue

        pandemic makes one thing abundantly clear: Your health needs to be a priority. Not just someday, but right now. Did you know... Obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2

    88. Edjumicated_ Gamer

      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

    89. Zefat Chowdhury

      So basically a robot balloon that is unstoppable. Now we need to just add google eyes and then we get a robot snake.

    90. samuel

      Is there a company that makes them?

    91. lou m

      This is not a robot it's air and plastic.

    92. Think Quickly


    93. Landon plays

      It kinda looks like something from tremors

    94. Chapulinix

      Other talk about robot: Me rewatching 9:58 :is that jesus ?

    95. Jippidyjappers

      Coronary angiography, would be interesting to explore.

    96. Iván De León

      Looks pretty useless to be honest

    97. Doggo

      my dog can do that

    98. Baby Bebbi

      I’ve gotten so used to seeing people with masks on I didn’t even notice they had masks on at first-

    99. Martine

      Apical dominance is the mechanism by which plants grow. 🤓