Professor Dorsey unveils the secrets behind the materials that compose soft robots, from flexible plastics to squishy rubber and even shape-shifting metals that remain liquid at room temperature. Discover how these materials enable soft robots to adapt to their surroundings, conform around objects, and perform tasks that were once exclusive to their rigid metal counterparts. She explores the unique capabilities of soft robots that set them apart from traditional metal robots. Learn how they can be friendly to humans, making wearable robots and comfortable sensors a reality, and how they open doors to innovative applications in various industries.