Web edition: October 16, 2012
Chameleons and octopuses are masters of disguise: These animals can change their appearance at a moment’s notice. Now, so can a robot.
Scientists at Harvard University recently invented a squishy robot that looks like an inflatable letter “X.” About the size of a smartphone, it lurches along like a mysterious jelly creature on the bottom of the sea. Now, in a project funded by the U.S. government, these scientists have created a new cloak for the robot that gives it the ability to change color.
M. Rosen. Chameleon-like robot can change hue. Science News, Vol. 182, August 16, 2012, p. 9. Available online: [Go to]