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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.

Mars Vehicle Ready to Go!

It has been revealed according to a recent report that the US space agency NASA is hoping to launch a brand new robotic rover for the exploration of Mars. This is being done to find the signs of life on the red ball.

The name of this rover is the Mars Science Laboratory, and it is going to be a huge vehicle being sent to Mars for the first time. It is a six-wheeled vehicle and shall be ready for launch from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, from an Atlas V Rocket.

This is like a dream vehicle the NASA has been devotedly working on, since years. This is one of the best developed vehicles sent to space so far and the NASA, as well the entire world has high hopes from it.

The price of this monster vehicle is USD 2.5 billion, and the name is Curiosity. The main aim of this Space machine is to find information from Mars, about the possible life that was ever present there. There is also going to be hints found on whether life is now possible on Mars.

There is a robotic arm that the great vehicle has and has a drill that is attached to a host of scientific features as well. It has two clear video cameras as well. It is also going to collect rocks and soil from the surface of the planet.

The time it will take to travel to Mars is approximately nine months, if all goes as planned, and then it is going to be able to give information and data to the scientists back home. If there are interesting facts found on the planet, this might be one of the most historical achievements made by man in the modern day.