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This shape-shifting robot adjusts its body to walk across all kinds of terrain


Imagine running on a cement footpath, and then suddenly through dry sand. Just to keep upright, you would have to slow down and change the way you run. In the same way, a walking robot would have to change its gait to handle different surfaces. Generally, we humans and most robots can only change how we run. But what if we could also change the shape of our bodies to run as fast and safely as possible on any surface? We would like to rely on robots for difficult and dangerous tasks, from inspecting failed nuclear reactors to space exploration.…

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