Squishy Robot Fingers: A Breakthrough for Underwater Science

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Marine biologists often rely on underwater robotic rovers to gather organisms from deep-water environments, but robotic arms can be clunky and destructive. National Geographic Explorers David Gruber and Robert Wood teamed up to create “squishy fingers”: soft, robotic grippers for collecting fragile deep-sea organisms. In this expedition they travel to the northern Red Sea to test the new robotic hands.


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