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Robots that can wriggle like caterpillars and zigzag like fish are on the rise. These nature-inspired, boneless bots are made of soft materials such as silicone that allow them to maneuver in ways that hard-bodied machines can’t. According to Quartz, researchers this month launched a peer-reviewed journal named Soft Robotics just for squishy projects. Such technology could eventually be used to create nimbler robots for the military or be deployed with real fish to observe their natural behavior in the wild.

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