7. now: Mesh­worm stealth bot by 2020: ad­vanced pros­thet­ics

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Tra­di­tional ro­bots are rigid, large and easy to break, but not Mesh­worm, an MIT ro­bot­ics project. Its earth­worm-like body uses peri­stal­sis to move, ar­ti­fi­cial mus­cles ex­pand­ing and con­tract­ing to push it along. It could be used to cre­ate pros­thetic limbs and im­plants that move with the flu­id­ity of real mus­cles, or it could just be the world’s first spy worm.

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