Scientists develop phase-changing robot material

July 15, 2014 1:54 AM

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Scientists have developed a new material that could give future robots shape-shifting capabilities akin to the T-1000 robot in Terminator 2: Put that in your cigar and chew on it for a while, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The 3D-printed, phase-changing material is actually a combination of polyurethane foam and wax. The developers — Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Anette Hosoi, her former graduate student Nadia Cheng, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization and Stony...

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