Monday, September 8, 2014

Robot survives flames, being run over by a car

Michael Tolley, the Havard postdoc who is set to join the Jacobs School faculty in November, strikes again. Last month, Tolley was part of a team that created origami robots capable of folding onto themselves and moving. This month, he is the lead author on a paper that describes a soft robot capable of withstanding flames and walking through snow. The robot bounces back even after being run over by a car. In the video above, the robot is equipped with a camera and walks about a lab to find a hidden laptop.

More coverage in IEEE Spectrum and the New Scientist.

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