I Can't Resist Worm Robots

Check out this braided mesh robot!


Compare to the robot earthworm from War With The Robots by Harry Harrison:

The robot reached out - leaning very close to focus its microscopic eyepieces - and carefully pulled one of the strands free. It lay on the robot's outstretched metallic palm, eight inches long, an eighth of an inch in diameter. Seen close it was not completely flexible, but made instead of pivoted and smoothly finished segments. The robot pointed out the parts of interest.

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