Untethered soft robot that defies extreme conditions

September 13, 2014 8:23 AM

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US scientists have developed the first untethered soft robot - a quadruped that can stand up and walk carrying weight on its back with utmost ease.

Researchers from Harvard University's school of engineering and applied sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have enabled a single robot to carry on its back all the equipment it needs to operate - micro-compressors, control systems and batteries.

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