When you think about a robot, you probably see a stiff creation. Think again. Harvard University scientists have built a new robot that might remind you of Gumby.
Scientists are increasingly looking to nature when creating robots. The Harvard team borrowed from squids, starfish and other animals without hard skeletons to create a small, four-legged rubber robot. Flexible robots could squeeze through hard-to-reach cracks after an earthquake or cross rough terrain on the battlefield.