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MIT Research News

March 20, 2017

Worm-inspired material

A bio-inspired gel material developed at MIT could help engineers control movements of soft robots.

Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

A new material that naturally adapts to changing environments was inspired by the strength, stability, and mechanical performance of the jaw of a marine worm.