This could be the beginning of the end for us humans, this is a soft tissue like robot that is based on the likes of a starfish and squid. It has the advantage over mechanical robots of not running on wheels, cogs, chains and cables, so the benefits are clear!
Soft robots as these will become known, next big thing in robotics, as they are able to move more easily and without the same wear and tear of metal etc, although these skin jobs are limited by the pneumatic system that makes it move!
According to Professor George Whitesides, Robert Shepherd and the team from Harvard University in Cambridge, US, they said;
“The work was inspired by animals such as squid and starfish that lack hard skeletons.”