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A newly developed vine-like robot can grow across long distances without moving its whole body. It could prove useful in search and rescue operations and medical applications.

Source: Stanford University News

Date: April 20th, 2018

Link: https://news.stanford.edu/2017/07/19/stanford-researchers-develop-new-type-soft-growing-robot/

Discussion

1) Another day, another type of robot!  What sorts of things could you use this robot for?

2) Imagine you were starting a company to market this robot.  How would you sell this technology?

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