Chinese 'soft' deep sea robot makes debut
Hangzhou News   2021-03-10 14:40   Source:China Daily

HANGZHOU-Scientists from Zhejiang province have developed a bionic "soft" robot in a bid to make deep-water exploration easier and more environmentally friendly.

The research, done by a Zhejiang University team and Chinese research institute Zhejiang Lab, was published in the journal, Nature, recently. The fishlike robot can endure the deep sea's high pressure with its electronic components decentralized in a gel-like body, a design inspired by snailfish.

"Compared with traditional deep-sea equipment with 'armor', the soft robot is lightweight and simple in structure, which can greatly reduce the difficulty and cost of deep-sea exploration," says Li Tiefeng with the Zhejiang University team.

Author:  Editor:Zhang Di