What is Flatcat?? #Robotics #Catsofengineering

While we love all cats, this robo-cat? pushes the limits. A strange, wormy, soft, hypoallergenic pet.

From Gizmodo:

What is it exactly? The name Flatcat seems self-explanatory, but at the same time, it raises hundreds of questions about why this thing exists. At its core, the Flatcat is an ultra-simplified robot that reacts to touch by folding, twisting, and rolling its body into different shapes. It doesn’t appear as if it can easily locomote; it has no legs, but like an inchworm it seems it can rhythmically contract and expand its body to slowly creep across the floor. In other words, it can probably follow you—or hunt you down—if it so chooses.

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