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Scientists are looking to nature to inspire the next generation of robots. Here’s what they’ve come up with.

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Soft Robotics: Challenges and Perspectives
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877050911006958
“There has been an increasing interest in the use of unconventional materials and morphologies in robotic systems because the underlying mechanical properties (such as body shapes, elasticity, viscosity, softness, density and stickiness) are crucial research topics for our in-depth understanding of embodied intelligence.”

Soft robotic fish swims alongside real ones in coral reefs
http://news.mit.edu/2018/soft-robotic-fish-swims-alongside-real-ones-coral-reefs-0321
“During test dives in the Rainbow Reef in Fiji, SoFi swam at depths of more than 50 feet for up to 40 minutes at once, nimbly handling currents and taking high-resolution photos and videos using (what else?) a fisheye lens.”

A World of "Soft Robots" Could Actually Be the Gross Future We Need
https://www.inverse.com/article/35979-soft-robots-revolution
“Jamie Paik, one of their creators and the director of the Reconfigurable Robotics Laboratory at the Swiss Institute of Technology, tells Inverse these machines have a chance to revolutionize how humans and robots interact. It’s a shift that’s really begun to take hold over the past three years.”

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