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By Roy Kornbluh Roy Kornbluh at 1:48 PM PDT, Tue Mar 24, 2015

When people think about robotics today, they tend to think of hard and rigid metal structures driven by powerful motors. Many robots do in fact have hard structures (not to mention hard and rigid actuators, sensors and grippers), which can make them heavy, slow, inefficient, expensive, and potentially dangerous when it comes to working side by side with people.

But what if robots could emulate humans or other creatures in nature? What if they could harness the manual dexterity of humans, the maneuverability of birds, or even change their surface texture based on environmental context? Unlike...

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