Shape-morphing joints allow these small robots to ace obstacles

To walk. To jump. To swim. Nature's beings can use the same body parts to do a variety of things—like walk, jump and swim. Robots? Think about it. You generally see them do limited tasks with their mechanical designs and rigid links.

This robot can melt then re-form its legs to change how it walks

Wed 13 Feb 19 from MIT Technology Review

Robot Melts Its Bones to Change How It Walks

Joints that are reconfigurable on the fly help this small robot avoid obstacles

Tue 12 Feb 19 from IEEE Spectrum

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