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SternisheFan writes: "A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings has been created by Harvard scientists. The team thinks the devices could have a variety of different uses. Lead author Stephen Morin said the soft machines had similarities with organs or tissues and could have medical applications. He explained: "The idea is that if you have a system that can simulate muscle motion very well and a system that can transport fluid, by combining those you can fabricate that device to fit a specific surgical problem. "
        The team also said the machines could have a future in search and rescue. Prof Whitesides said: "For that kind of application, having it be able to advertise itself, for example, in a way that stood out against the dark would be a good thing.""

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Camouflage bendy robot changes color for disguise

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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.