Nooks, Crannies and Octobots
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Nook and Cranny, Hither and Thither. Octobots will slither.

Advances in technology are helping Octobots go where conventional robot have not gone before. The new palm-sized devices with exterior of silicone, without any hard material can slither their way through narrow gaps. Scientists have taken inspiration from the cephalopods of the natural world. They have 3-D printed the design to create the entire unit. It doesn’t even need batteries to move around. Instead makes use of inbuilt hydrogen peroxide to inflate bladders and trigger movements.

Cool Chilli thinks this is really cool. Science fiction come to life. What next?

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