Creepiest Thing Ever: "Soft Robot"


If, like me, you sometimes take note of signs of an impending robot invasion in various cities ("Exactly why is that statue quite so polished in this rainy city..."), the invention of the "soft robot" certainly won't help you sleep at night.

Designed by a team of Harvard scientists led by Professor George M. Whitesides, the soft robot mimics invertebrates, and therefore does creepy invertebrate-like things like slinking and slithering and worming.

The chemists used an elastic polymer to house the creature, which moves by inflating and deflating various valves and tubes to squeeze its way through tiny gaps.

If you're not creeped out enough, now watch it in action.

(via engadget)

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2 Responses to “ Creepiest Thing Ever: "Soft Robot" ”

  1. That is creepy. I will take robot spiders over robot invertebrate things. Just saying.

  2. i dunno...watching that thing unspool itself is pretty damn freaky!


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