Soft Robot Creepily Walks and Crawls

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Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org

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By Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org

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This freaky soft robot is being developed at Harvard. It uses compressed air to inflate elastomer limbs and can walk, crawl, and slither through all kinds of small spaces and slippery substances. The translucency of the soft robot’s body reminds me of underwater crawly things like shrimp.