For this robot, the secret to crawling is artificial snakeskin

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The world is being flooded with small (spooky) robots that can crawl all over the place, including your clothes. The latter, created by scientists at Harvard University, uses artificial scaly skins to advance, like a snake.
The soft robot is just a silicone rubber tube. But what is special about it is its skin, a thin stretch plastic sheet that has been cut with a laser. The cuts, in the form of triangles or circles, resemble the scales on the skin of snakes. When air is pumped into the tube, the robot expands and contracts, allowing the scales to appear, anchor against the surface and pull the robot forward. In a study published today in Science Robotics, scientists showed that artificial snake skins work …

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