The Week in Technology, Feb. 21-25, 2022

kirigami-inspired air vehicle structure
A kirigami-inspired shape-changing structure allows the robot to morph from a ground to an air vehicle.
Credit: Virginia Tech
Shape-Changing Material Enables Morphing Drone A soft robot that morphs from a ground to an air vehicle using a new shape-changing material has been demonstrated by researchers at Virginia Tech under a project funded by DARPA. “We wanted a material that could do three things: change shape, hold that...

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