Gallery: Harvard Researchers Create Flexible Squid-Inspired Robot For D...

 

Rigid and clunky robots may soon be relegated to the past, as a robotics team from Harvard University just created an ambidextrous automation using flexible polymers. The innovative flexible robot is able to negotiate rough terrain and perform delicate tasks that were previously thought impossible for automatons. The team’s research, which was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cited inspiration from the natural world – the prototype’s design is modeled after starfish, worms and squid.

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