Meshworm robot employs PEEK skin

08/29/2012

The Pentagon's DARPA research unit has supported development of a stealthy worm-like robot by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, and Seoul National University in South Korea that could one day be employed for reconnaissance purposes.

The skin of the Meshworm robot is a tube fabricated from a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin mesh. The flexible robot can traverse small openings and reconstitute shape, and also survive large impact forces on falling.
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