Biomimetic soft “seed robot” navigates through soil

August 1st, 2023

Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa, Italy, have created what they say is the first biomimetic, biodegradable soft robot that changes shape in response to humidity and can navigate through soil. The researchers say the device has great potential as a new means of analyzing soil and thereby monitoring the environment.  […]

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