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Soft robots

A color layer used in the camouflage and display of soft robots. The microchannels are filled with red and blue dyes. (Photo courtesy of S. Morin/Harvard University)

Chameleon-like robots inspired by octopus

August 16, 2012

Scientists at Harvard have recently begun developing soft robots inspired by creatures such as the octopus, that can squirm through obstacle courses unfit rigid metallic robots, and change color to camouflage or signal its presence.