A team of scientists from China and Australia has created a liquid robot that can move in tight spaces, as well as change shape. So far it is not too similar to the T-1000 car from the Terminator-2, but engineers say that this is only the beginning, according to SCMP.
On the frames published below, the first experimental model of a liquid robot is captured. It works on a lithium battery and can fit in the palm of your hand. The invention consists of a plastic wheel, a liquid gallium battery. The robot's wheel spins when fluid changes its center of gravity. It is energized by the built-in battery.
Scientists say that tiny robots will be able to calculate and treat tumors inside the body, as well as deliver drugs to them.
In the future, researchers hope that such devices will be able to free people from under the rubble, because, thanks to their liquid construction, such robots will be able to penetrate into hard-to-reach places.
Gallium, which forms the basis of the prototype "liquid machine", is a soft silver material that is used in electronic circuits and semiconductors.