Indestructible robot crawls through fire

Try to burn it, run it over, or freeze it, and it just keeps on crawling. Developed by Michael Tolly of Harvard University and his team, the pink X-shaped robot is completely soft, with no rigid skeleton.

At 65 centimeters long, this robot has a battery capable of running for 2 hours on a single charge, and an air compressor system that drives its pneumatic motion. With a flexible body that can navigate through small spaces, and designed to be used in harsh terrain, this robot is ideal for search-and-rescue missions. It can work in temperatures reaching -9 °C, and can withstand fire for 20 seconds, get run over by a car, and resist water and acids.

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