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MIT’s Skinbot is a wearable robot that’s designed to scamper all over your body

Via Digital Trends:

A palm-sized personal robot that is designed to literally crawl over your body. Called SkinBot, it carries out this movement using suction-cup feet that are modeled on the adhesive abilities of leeches or cephalopods.

“The idea is making wearable robots that move around your body, kind of like small robotic companions that help you,” Artem Dementyev, a Ph.D. student in the MIT Media Lab’s Responsive Environments Group, told Digital Trends. “We see this kind of relationships in nature already. The goal is to look at new ways at wearable devices, as not just static devices such as watches

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