These soft robots are inspired by plants and move like sentient vines

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From The Verge:

A thick tendril snakes its way across a desk. It turns sharply, heading up to wrap its single, tube-like appendage around a valve that moves slowly under its pressure. Though it looks like the work of a sentient vine, it’s actually a robot: a soft, plant-inspired creation that “grows” as a form of movement.

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/7/19/15983174/soft-robot-plant-science-robotics-greer

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