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The octobot is the worlds first autonomous soft-bodied robot

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 27, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Julie M. Rodriguez last modified Aug 26, 2016

A silicone robot completely free of electronic parts may sound futuristic, but that’s exactly what researchers at Harvard University have created. Based on the shape and motion of the octopus, the “octobot” is the world’s first completely soft robot, and its motion is completely autonomous. To create the octobot, Harvard researchers used a combination of 3D printing, soft lithography, and molding to shape the robot’s body from...






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