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The octopus robot has been invented, according to scientists.
Scientists in the United States on Thursday said they had devised a soft-bodied robot, inspired by the squid and octopus, which can crawl, camouflage itself and hide from infrared cameras. The robot, developed in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is a soft-bodied robot that can camouflage itself when required.
Camouflage bendy robot changes colour for disguise
A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings has been created by scientists.
The machine, designed by researchers at Harvard University, was inspired by the camouflage skills of sea creatures such as octopuses, cuttlefish and squid.
Like these cephalopods, the robot has a soft, rubbery body and can move with flexibility.
Camouflage and Display for Soft Machines
Synthetic systems cannot easily mimic the color-changing abilities of animals such as cephalopods. Soft machines—machines fabricated from soft polymers and flexible reinforcing sheets—are rapidly increasing in functionality. This manuscript describes simple microfluidic networks that can change the color, contrast, pattern, apparent shape, luminescence, and surface temperature of soft machines for camouflage and display.