Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent gel robots that can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking a ball underwater, and grabbing and releasing a live fish. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2017/transparent...)
Soft Active Materials Laboratory: http://web.mit.edu/zhaox/www/
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Video produced and edited by: Melanie Gonick/MIT
Hydrogel robot footage: Hyunwoo Yuk/MIT Soft Active Materials Lab