We’re pretty much past the point of being surprised by scientific or technological innovations in this world. It’s kind of sad how numb we’ve become to it all, because honestly, there are some super cool things that are still happening every single day.
Like, for example, this “slime” robot.
I had no idea that there could be two words this cool to put together, but as soon as I saw it, I was automatically here for the details, you know?
More accurately, it’s made of a self-healing, magnetic slime that’s made of non-Newtonian fluid.
It’s the result of a combination of polyvinyl alcohol and borax that can easily conduct electricity and fit into small spaces – including the human body.
The scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have some interesting ideas on how their slime can be used.
“The robots can negotiate through narrow channels with a diameter of 1.5 mm and maneuver on multiple substrates in complex environments.
The proposed slime robot implements various functions, including grasping solid objects, swallowing and transporting harmful things, human motion monitoring, and circuit switching and repair.
This study proposes the design of novel soft bodied robots and enhances their future applications in biomedical, electronic, and other fields.”
If you’re curious what this could mean, here’s a video with more information:
I have no idea what’s going to come from this advancement, honestly, but I’m very excited to find out.
I mean, it’s a mixture of slime and a robot, and what could be cooler than that?