Prepare for Popcorn Robotics

Robots have always been cool and futuristic. Since we live in such ultra-modern times we’re seeing more and more of them, whether it’s to clean our floors, drive our cars or even give us extra limbs. But usually the focus is on what robots can now do, and less on what actually powers their abilities. Not today: A team of Cornell engineers has shown how to power simple robots not with electricity or hydraulics, but popcorn. You know, like the kind you eat. Pop Goes the Corn Popcorn is ac…

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