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Engineering Minute – Self Propelling Soft Robots

Self Propelling Soft Robots

Researchers at University of Houston have come up with a new type of soft robot that can crawl; similar to the movement of a caterpillar. Made of artificial muscle, deformable sensors, and actuators the soft robot can change shape in response to its surroundings. This allows it to slip through narrow crevices and spaces humans can't access. The researchers plans for them to be used in applications ranging from surgery to search and rescue. Read more about the soft robots at University of Houston.

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