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Scientists invent world's first 3D-printed robot that can walk, climb

Soft robots have only been able to shuffle or crawl on the ground so far

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Scientists have developed the first 3D-printed four-legged robot that can climb over obstacles and walk on different rough surfaces such as sand and pebbles. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a professor at the University of California San Diego, used a high-end 3D-printer to make soft and rigid materials together within the same components. This made it possible to design more complex shapes for the robot's legs. Bringing together soft and rigid materials will help create a new generation of fast, agile robots that are more adaptable and can safely work side by ...

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 13:33 IST
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