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:
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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

Sun Xiaoxin
Sun Xiaoxin Vor Stunde
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 Vor Stunde
Nature inspires men. And men inspires technology.
Artiom Timosenco
Artiom Timosenco Vor 2 Stunden
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 Vor 3 Stunden
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 Vor 3 Stunden
i guess some women found how to use it already
Gerard Tan
Gerard Tan Vor 4 Stunden
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 Vor 6 Stunden
You know what, I really wasn’t expecting steerable inflatable tubes. I really wasn’t.
Thomas Herd
Thomas Herd Vor 6 Stunden
Isn’t it interesting that such a brilliant idea was Mimicked from nature!?
ShakeyBoyzs Vor 6 Stunden
Markiplier smarter cousin
Judah Sh
Judah Sh Vor 7 Stunden
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 Vor 11 Stunden
DatBoi TheGudBIAS
DatBoi TheGudBIAS Vor 12 Stunden
Wtf that robot is very strange XD
Shivam 6000
Shivam 6000 Vor 13 Stunden
Bhai Naya video dal na plzz
J V Vor 13 Stunden
Is my ham sandwich considered a robot too?
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Vor 14 Stunden
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 Vor 15 Stunden
Science man wears mask outside.
Arnau Ampurdanès
Arnau Ampurdanès Vor 17 Stunden
"So where did the idea for this device come from?" Slenderman, just Slenderman.
Masud Hosein
Masud Hosein Vor 17 Stunden
This guy gives me Mark Rober vibes
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Vor 14 Stunden
Mmmmm tentacles
reese :/
reese :/ Vor 17 Stunden
Veritasium you know what you did YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID
hiccup1001 Vor 17 Stunden
Imagine a game show where you had to hide in a maze from three people controlling a vine robot each.
Potato #754
Potato #754 Vor 18 Stunden
Now I'm worried that some sort of balloon is gonna come out the toilet while I'm on it..
Hannah Lack
Hannah Lack Vor 18 Stunden
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 Vor 19 Stunden
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 Vor 20 Stunden
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 Vor 20 Stunden
Why is the title of this video in German???
Amialythis johnson
Amialythis johnson Vor 21 Stunde
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 Vor 22 Stunden
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 Vor Tag
This could be a less painful way to do bowel exams.
KapCapKapCap Vor Tag
Garl The Inventor
Garl The Inventor Vor Tag
I could do that
mesa620 Vor Tag
Hope to see this on Jackass 4......
Dewyu Nohmi
Dewyu Nohmi Vor Tag
I thought I was watching a plant growing from inside a plastic tube, time lapsed.
Rewind OG
Rewind OG Vor Tag
Mmmmm tentacles
PhilouDude Vor Tag
this is the hardest feking d|ldo ever holy sheet
PhilouDude Vor Tag
censor is insane shmoly shat
Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks Vor Tag
The section about burrowing in sand explains how the sand worms in dune could work!
Aaron Hicks
Aaron Hicks Vor Tag
This would be great in a horror movie
Cameron Lin
Cameron Lin Vor Tag
“And what else can you think of to do with it” 😏
Gustav Holmström
Gustav Holmström Vor Tag
I wonder if it could be helpful during avalanche rescues 🤔
Ben Weigt
Ben Weigt Vor Tag
Any one else make these with the wrappers from those long frozen ice pops as a kid?
I feel violated
zogworth Vor Tag
Strong geoduck energy
Mr Bruh
Mr Bruh Vor Tag
best robot in the world You know what I mean
A26lolheart Vor Tag
I have a feeling there's going to be someone who uses it as, not intubation, but a "urethral catheder"
terence Sheehan
terence Sheehan Vor Tag
Endless idea's for this. Amazing
terence Sheehan
terence Sheehan Vor Tag
Be great for exploring caves and tombs etc. Brill idea.
Tactical Warblox
Tactical Warblox Vor Tag
I wonder if girls would buy this
D-y-l M
D-y-l M Vor Tag
now, where do those ducks lead
Jamie Duvenage
Jamie Duvenage Vor Tag
0:40 - 0:42 You’re welcome
pranjali prasad
pranjali prasad Vor Tag
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 Vor Tag
You are just Awesome
whalpah Vor Tag
Hentai fans : Oh no I'm in a vunlerable position hopefully no robot would abuse this time to do something
Leon Dlamini
Leon Dlamini Vor 2 Tage
This is too nice 👌🏾
Wobblyorbee Vor 2 Tage
hello im hmmm
Rifqi Maalik
Rifqi Maalik Vor 2 Tage
Hentai makers: 🤔😏
kristal kerrick
kristal kerrick Vor 2 Tage
or kill us
JaVon Wilson
JaVon Wilson Vor 2 Tage
The idea came from big max
jessie_fun Vor 2 Tage
This could finally finally satisfy my gf bcoz my 8inch long one just cannot.
smileblockbot Vor 2 Tage
that is more like a worm
Jeremy Quinlan
Jeremy Quinlan Vor 2 Tage
Something tells me air compressors don’t work on mars
Tse Hong Ling
Tse Hong Ling Vor 2 Tage
I recall there was a case where some ppl are trapped in underground caves and there water inside. the robot could go under the water and probe to find where the trapped survivors are,.. going through narrow spaces and such.. if it reach them.. it can essential provide them with air via the tube and other things like drinking water.
Cris Blyth
Cris Blyth Vor 2 Tage
I feel this will lead to the scariest form of robot porn...
Буратино & золотой ключик
Буратино & золотой ключик Vor 2 Tage
Gacheru Mburu
Gacheru Mburu Vor 2 Tage
Кабаняра Клыков
Кабаняра Клыков Vor 2 Tage
I'm from Russia and I watch your videos, but I watch your videos from another channel that does Russian voice acting. But I still go to your channel looking for the right video and put a like. It was you who instilled in me a love for physics and I would like to say a huge thank you! You probably won't even read this comment, but I still want to write it. Thanks!
Swarnika Singh
Swarnika Singh Vor 2 Tage
This is too good Appreciate This is how science should be used we need robots like this rather robots like Sophia and her other relative clans who claim to teach humans one day and may certainly become a threat to their masters it self.
mazeg8tr a
mazeg8tr a Vor 2 Tage
Ahhh yes........:)
mahesh singh
mahesh singh Vor 2 Tage
Nature is best engineer 😅🙏
Ineng Ineng
Ineng Ineng Vor 2 Tage
I just watched Into The Spider-Verse earlier and I realized that Doc Ock's inflatable tentacles there are actually more plausible in real life than the classic metal arms. I immediately thought of this video again and it's such a cool thought overall.
1:33 Me: That looks like a lo(DEMONOITZATION)
shieldgenerator7 Vor 2 Tage
wow this is incredible
Edgar Vor 2 Tage
This would be perfect for underwater/ cave exploration. Some of these well off people that go around the world and explore these places then die.
Miguel Soriano
Miguel Soriano Vor 2 Tage
Oh its going into the holes!
Edgar Montana
Edgar Montana Vor 2 Tage
What are you doing, step bot?
K. Ferhan Batıoğlu
K. Ferhan Batıoğlu Vor 2 Tage
It would puncture the lung because it needs air pressure. Need some more development. But still a very good idea. My father could be alive today if there was this thing in the ambulance. It took so long to make him breathe.
Uriel Septim
Uriel Septim Vor 2 Tage
I bet some randy person will be tje first person to die since that one man got his dream to get railed by a horse which destroyed his whole intestines.
Kalpesh Kamble
Kalpesh Kamble Vor 2 Tage
This doubt has blown my mind hard.... Plz answer me😩 As we all know, in transverse and longitudinal waves, the medium it self dosen't moves forward, it just moves back-forth /up-down and energy travels through these waves. And this energy is transfered by the above mentioned specefic movement of particles of medium. Now, The question is, to "move" the particles of medium in that way, Some energy is must required. So, dose that means the energy traveling through a wave gose on decreasing slowly? And one thing more, what is the state of this energy which is travelling through the wave and moving through the particles of the medium? of Course it is not solid, fluid, plasma. It Seems similar to gaseous state. So, is energy a gas without any molecular structure? In Dominoes game, when we apply force or give energy to the first Dominoe, it falls on other dominoe and transfers that energy to it. 2nd dominoe falls on 3rd, 3rd falls on 4th and so on. We see the transfere of energy. But we what actually we See is the effect or the work done by energy, we don't see "energy". So, How dose "pure energy" looks like?. We can fill a tank with pure oxygen, can we fill a tank with pure energy?
FurbyFondler Vor 3 Tage
the inspiration was DEFINITELY not plants - nah, it was waterfowl genetals
King of Hueco Mundo
King of Hueco Mundo Vor 3 Tage
Attack of the Saving Balloons!!!
Rajeev Mathur
Rajeev Mathur Vor 3 Tage
It can be used to open blocked arteries or veins maybe without the risk of rupturing them
Ade Ra
Ade Ra Vor 3 Tage
I need a robot like this to fix my throat and ear and back of the head
fishyEplayz Vor 3 Tage
It will be pretty cool if they used a sonar device to track the path ways in unknown underground
Micheal Futch
Micheal Futch Vor 3 Tage
I understand that this is kind of a laucher video... and concept is cool. I can think of a few uses. Main one would be a weapon to disperse gas. Could be in a building or a mob of people. The recon aspect is awesome, it'll be cool if it can sustain itself longer without an air compressor. Second is on a larger scale... playing with the push some, could be used for some kind of airlock or exploration. Third, collecting water from a stream for camping, or collecting oxygen from plankton in the ocean.
Piotr P.
Piotr P. Vor 3 Tage
Where did the smart engineers go. I just see some idiots wearing masks outside.
George Butcher
George Butcher Vor 3 Tage
Man made octopus
RIcky Rick
RIcky Rick Vor 3 Tage
Nothing is unstoppable. Perpetual motion machines do not exist.
g C
g C Vor 3 Tage
Kind of like that water hose they invented
Venancio Rivera zarazua
Venancio Rivera zarazua Vor 3 Tage
Looks like it can be very helpful in plumbing and HVAC applications as well as other utilities
Bong Jovi
Bong Jovi Vor 3 Tage
Fleshlight 2.0 looks craaaazy
John Boze
John Boze Vor 3 Tage
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
paranoidandroid Vor 3 Tage
I'll be single for the rest of my life with this! 🐽
The H
The H Vor 3 Tage
This is genius 🤓🤓🙌🙌
rmp5s Vor 3 Tage
We're being a bit liberal with the use of the word "robot", don't ya think?
mayank _hey
mayank _hey Vor 3 Tage
Would love to see a video about “Is beginner’s luck real?”
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Vor 3 Tage
What i see in the comments 15% memes talking about robot worms 76% hentai tentacles 9% talking about saving peoples
Local TrashCanon
Local TrashCanon Vor 3 Tage
Yall degenerates smh
Anfo515 Vor 3 Tage
it is amazing with how many innovations people come up.
jen wright
jen wright Vor 3 Tage
Now there going to search your colon with this before your flight
Alexander Vor 3 Tage
Man, this video was great!! Thanks
yasio bolo
yasio bolo Vor 3 Tage
Isn't this what they're using with those "Arse"-Exploration Camera (Medical) Procedures!? Sorry, but the Name escapes me, rt. now.
すゆ Vor 3 Tage
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