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Harvard University Researchers Design Super Soft Robot

There is one thing that is driving the robotic field going crazy and that is development of super soft robots. For quite some time now, its importance has been getting across the scientists and they have been trying to develop flexible and multi-functionary robots.

One such effort was being made by Harvard scientists where they have built a super soft robot, which is capable enough to pass through from tightest space. This four legged robot is quite active than many other hard body robots.

It could be designed in such a way that it could even reach inside the sleekest space of the earth quake crack, or could pass through narrowest space of window pane. This pliable robot could even be commanded to go even at most steepest slope. When needed, it could even be deformed without any hassle.

This project of Harvard University was being funded by the Pentagon’s research arm and its complete details have been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Robert Shepherd, who was involved in the making of robot, informed that it took them 60 days to make this four legged robot. It is 5 inches tall and being four legged it is multi functionary where all his legs could be used for individual works.

This is the reason that it is able to crawl and pas through even the narrowest of the place. Researchers said before presenting this robot to the world and before claiming that it could slither, they conducted an experiment.

In this experiment, they made him pass through a glass pane, which was just a quarter inch up from its surface, but it less than a minute for this robot to pass through it. Some more transformations are needed, said researchers which would soon be made.