Scientists invent robot fish

US engineers have built the first ever self-contained, completely soft robot – in the shape of a small octopus.

Made from silicone gels, the “octobot” is powered by a chemical reaction that pushes gas through chambers in its rubbery legs.

Because of this design, the robot does not need batteries or wires – and contains no rigid components at all.

However, the octobot can’t yet walk, instead it sits in one place and pumps alternating legs up and down in a very slow, eight-legged can-can.

But because that dance is powered purely by the robot’s internal chemical system, the Harvard researchers say their system marks a key step forward for soft robotics.

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layton
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layton

that’s really different and crazy!

Choco M
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Choco M

that look cool

Doom
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Doom

thats cool

Ryan Morris
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Ryan Morris

That’s no fish… THAT’S AN OCTOPUS!

Wow
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Wow

Cool i want one

Jeff
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Jeff

The upside down cafe is so awesome because when I first saw it, I was amazed!!!

Cathy
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Cathy

That is so cool I wonder when you can go to the stores and buy one of those amazing robot octopuses

JoshHenwood
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JoshHenwood

That looks like a new invention for some people?! Who would that be for though

Dis is
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Dis is

Thats awesome i wont one

charli
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charli

wow that awesome thats so cool

Amy
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Amy

I wanna hold it!

Unicorn
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Unicorn

That is so cool i hope they make more!

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

This is not a fish!

heather
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heather

great work on that i would want one like the colour and the movement great stuff guys but u should call it octopus ha not a fish ha

savannah.privv
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savannah.privv

I really like the name of that octobot i wish i had one it sounds pretty cool

BestSoccerPlayer
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BestSoccerPlayer

i want one so bad

hamish
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hamish

cool it can do the can can

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