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Taking Cue from Invertebrates, New Materials to Make Robots Flexible

A recent project conducted jointly by the University of Minnesota and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory drew ideas from invertebrates to tackle material rigidity and limitations in actuation on robotic systems. 3-D Printed Active Materials Help Robots Achieve Flexibility The robots currently used by the U.S. army are inflexible and hence have difficulties in carrying out various military operations in crammed urban pockets. They usually cannot maneuver easily – something