posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:52 AM
Engineers have created a robot that mimics a worm's movements - crawling along surfaces by contracting segments of its body.
The technique allows the machine to be made of soft materials so it can squeeze through tight spaces and mould its shape to rough terrain.
It can also absorb heavy blows without sustaining damage.
The Pentagon's Darpa research unit supported the Meshworm project, suggesting a potential military use.
Hilary Clinton would love one of these.