Squishy robots: Phase-changing material could allow even low-cost robots to switch between hard and soft states

14 julio 2014

In the movie ‘Terminator 2,’ the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. Now a phase-changing material built from wax and foam, and capable of switching between hard and soft states, could allow even low-cost robots to perform the same feat.