Technology: World’s first all-soft bot

August 29, 2016 1:32 PM (UTC+8)

 

It’s hard to believe! This bot’s components are all soft and it has come to redefine robots as you have known it.

Simply put, it’s just the opposite of the usual robot. This one’s non-metallic, dirt cheap, wireless and even battery-less. With a slithery jelly structure, it attempts to mimic an octopus.

Now, it can just wiggle its tentacles but still is considered as a revolution that will help build underwater surveillance and rescue bots in future.

A Harvard team created this squishy robot that is autonomous and powered by fluids and their chemical reactions. The discovery is described in the scientific journal Nature.

It can be produced cheaply by a 3-D printer.

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