Crushable robot insect sneers at fly swatters and shoes #Robotics #Robots #Insects
The team must be taking notes from NYC cockroaches. Via Cnet:
The DEAnsect, a fly-swatter-defying soft robot, could inspire all sorts of sci-fi fun, but its creators foresee a helpful future where the tiny bots work together for inspections, repairs or as remote emissaries sent to study real insect colonies.
A team at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland developed the fast, agile robot. “DEAnsect is propelled by soft artificial muscles: It can be twisted, bent, squeezed, while retaining its functionality,” EPFL said.
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