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