Soft robots: elastomeric origami

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6 Responses to “Soft robots: elastomeric origami”

  1. Dougall says:

    Comments on cross linked post about the story “Exhalation” closed, so here is a link:
    http://www.nightshadebooks.com/Downloads/Exhalation%20-%20Ted%20Chiang.html

  2. DevinC says:

    I am opening an over/under pool for those Boingers willing to bet on how long it takes before the cyberdildonic possibilities of this innovation are explored.  Anyone interested?

  3. Nadreck says:

    Cue the “Rover” android from “The Prisoner”.  Fluidics is the way to go!

  4. slappy says:

    I think I saw that move in ‘electric boogaloo’.

  5. Tina King says:

    that thing makes me queasy. segments. eeewww.

  6. The glutinous shell achingly pulled itself from the primordial sea, its segments alternately straining and spasming. In a final paroxysm of malformed limbs, it gained the Other Side and laid, exhausted, upon the numbingly cold ground. With this final experience, it knew what nature had in store for it and future generations: pain. Lifetimes and lifetimes of torture and torment. It wondered if it weren’t better off just turning around and going home.

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