Newslink: Finally, a Robot That Moves Kind of Like a Tongue

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Your tongue is super weird, which is fine because mine is too. Even though it lacks supporting bones, it can move in all sorts of directions because it’s a “muscular hydrostat”: Fluid is compressed in different parts of the tongue, allowing it to wiggle all around. It’s the same idea behind the elephant’s trunk and the octopus’ famously dextrous arms.

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