The First Tendril-Like Soft Robot (video) Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia obtained the first artificial plant tendrils: it is a soft robot able to curl and climb, using the same physical principles of water transport in plants. Results are on Nature Communications. Credit IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Usage Restrictions use with appropriate credits and caption Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.