Harvard's soft-bodied robot jumps up to 30 times its own height using internal gas explosions
Harvard soft-bodied robot creeps under a glass obstacle using legs actuated by compressed air
Harvard soft-bodied robotic gripper grabs and lifts an egg using compressed air
Most robots are built out of rigid materials, but a DARPA initiative to build soft-bodied robots that can squeeze into hard-to-reach places has led to the development of new types of the mechanical marvels. Harvard's Whitesides Research Group is working on a soft-bodied solution and has produced a squishy three-legged bot that can jump 30 times its height using the power of internal explosions.
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