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Webbed octobot swims speedily | Science News

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Adding a soft silicone web to a small robotic octopus helps the machine hit the gas. The first robot shown propels itself by snapping shut rigid plastic legs. The second bot uses flexible silicone legs and moves at about the same speed. The third robot zips along faster, using silicone arms and a web that helps it push through water. Read the full story on sciencenews.org: http://ow.ly/BCw6c Credit: D. Tsakiris/Institute of Computer Science/FORTH