DARPA thinks of a shape-shifting ChemBot

April 18, 2012

Pentagon’s DARPA is sniffing the proposal of a shape-shifting chemical robot or the ChemBot made from soft, flexible materials. The morphing robot could break itself into parts, get through the openings much smaller than its own static dimensions, and then reform itself to the original shape to perform a military task. The prototype they are anticipating is a soft robot that can move through a 1-centimeter opening and then go back to its original dimensions in under 15 seconds.

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