Science and Technology

Getting ahead with shape-shifting robots

Posted on: Thu 25 Mar 2021

Humans can change the way we run, depending on our environment – but imagine if we could rearrange our bodies to suit our environment! 

Norwegian creator’s DyRET, or the Dynamic Robot for Embodied Testing, might save us having to shape-shift to perform more dangerous tasks like inspecting failed nuclear reactors and space exploration. 

Australian National University’s Charles Martin talks to Tom about how the shape-shifting robot works and what new avenues it opens up.

Produced by Anisha Pillarisetty

Image: Wikimedia Commons


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