Whole-skin locomotion ChIMERA robot

ChiMERA (Chemically Induced Motion Everting Robotic Amoeba – interesting acronym, that) is one robot that has no wings, but instead is a type of slippery water-loving serpent that features a flexible silicone skin with water or gel within. ChiMERA is able to zip along rather speedily at 0.5 m/s, and can modify its body structure to squeeze through small holes measuring half its own diameter. Looks like the perfect spy device for government organizations and agencies if this comes with a built-in camera. We here at Ubergizmo would pay closer attention to the toilet bowl the next time we relieve ourselves, lest one of these puppies actually sneak up on us unwittingly.

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