Gallery: Flexible Robot Meshworm Can Inch its Way Into the Tightest Spa...


Taking inspiration from the creepy crawly movements of the earthworm, scientists at MIT have developed a high-tech robot that can squeeze its way into virtually any space. Called the Meshworm, the wire and nickel worm is durable enough to withstand being stepped on or hit with a mallet. The flexible robot worm could one day be used in applications ranging from flexible prosthetics and implants to extreme spyware.

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