12 Impressive And Slightly Worrying Things Robots Can Do Now

Basically, humans are screwed.

2. Or like a colour-changing fish.

Meet Jessiko.

3. And then perfectly transition from swimming to walking.

4. Imitate a turtle to help search shipwrecks.

They can hunt for hours without resurfacing.

6. Walk, crawl and swim like a salamander.

Pleurobot.

7. Fly like a bat.

Bat Bot can change its wing shape during flight.

8. Crawl like a spider.

9. Mimic tumbleweed.

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania / Via Science Museum

10. Help out surgeons by imitating an octopus’ arm.

11. Move stealthily through water using artificial muscles.

12. Imitate a piranha.

At least it’s remote controlled.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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