iRobot’s Blob Robot

blobiRobot has been hard at work on one of their DARPA contracts to develop a robot that can change it’s shape and squeeze into tight places.

The round bot uses a concept called “jamming skin enabled locomotion” to move around.

Hopefully the robot will be able to squeeze into small spaces or at least under locked doors when it is done.

Click through for a video of the dough like robot in action.

Link via (IEEE Spectrum)


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1 Response to iRobot’s Blob Robot

  1. Would’nt the above be better suited in imatating actual muscles?

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