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Arthrobots: Semi Soft Robots Inspired by Insects

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In the past few years, we have seen a bunch of fascinating bio-insipred robots. Harvard’s Arthrobots are semi-soft robots that can stand and walk using drinking straws and inflatable tubing. They are inspired by arthropod insects. The researchers even made a robotic water strider that pushes itself along the water’s surface.

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Harvard Arthrobots

These robots move by inflating a small piece of rubber tubing. They could one day assist in performing searches in conflict zones and other challenging areas.

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