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Light-powered soft robots could suck up oil spills

A floating, robotic film designed at UC Riverside could be trained to hoover oil spills at sea or remove contaminants from drinking water. Powered by light and fueled by water, the film could be deployed indefinitely to clean remote areas where recharging by other means would prove difficult. Superimposed images showing Neusbot’s bending process. Image credit: Zheiwei Li/UCR “Our motivation ...

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