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Soft Robots Powered by Vacuum

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Here is a fully functional robot powered entirely by vacuum. EPFL scientists made it using soft building blocks. The robot moves by having air sucked out of them. It can be configured to climb walls and grab objects.

The movement is inspired by muscle contraction. The robot uses suction to grab objects or stick to smooth surfaces. Its components are plug & play, so several types of robots can be assembled.

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