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Sea Creatures Inspire New Generation Of Soft Robotics
2012-08-17 14:13:04

[WATCH VIDEO] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lately, robotics scientists have been turning to nature for inspiration in designing and building cutting edge machines. Over the past year or two, we have seen prototypes for everything from robotic hawks to mechanical cockroaches. A team from Harvard University is now developing “soft robots” that are inspired by sea creatures like squids and octopuses. These silicon-based creations not only have a wide...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'