Squishy robots coming after MIT invention?

July 15, 2014 12:58 PM

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"Squishy" robots, capable of being transferred into nearly any shape, may be possible with the development of a new material. These "phase-changing" robots will be able to convert from a rigid to a flexible structure and back again.

MIT researchers developed the low-cost material from foam and wax. Development of the substance could lead to robots able to withstand severe blows, and then flow under a door, like the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2.

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