Phase-changing material edges shapeshifting Terminators closer to reality

July 15, 2014 8:33 AM

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Robots will soon be everywhere, and we all (just like Will Smith) will have to deal with it. But for now, the rigid, metallic materials used in robotic construction don’t allow them the ubiquitous freedom they crave. But this may soon change.

Researchers from MIT have now developed a new phase-changing material that could allow future robots to shift between soft and hard states.

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