Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scientists invent walking goo!

Researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo have developed a chemical gel that walks like an inchworm. It's true! Watch the video! The color-changing, motile gel reacts to chemicals in its environment to create its own oscillating locomotion without the need for electrical stimulation. The idea is to augment the electronics in future robotics with these "self organized" chemical systems to avoid additional circuitry complexity and external controls. No idea how this relates to information science, but it is amazing!

Found at Endgaget

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