The US Army Research Laboratory and the University of Minnesota collaborated to explore the development of soft robots inspired by invertebrates that can easily maneuver around obstacles
US Army uses material that can be bend into any direction when electricity is passed through it. Researchers are utilizing this principle to develop robots, which are capable of natural movements. This technology is inspired by invertebrates such as squids. According to researchers, conventional materials are rigid and limit the movement of robots. The team is working on developing materials that are flexible and can be 3D printed in the middle of the battlefield for recon missions.