NASA’s Shape-Shifting Robot Could One Day Explore Saturn’s Moons

A prototype of the transforming robot Shapeshifter is tested in the robotics yard at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (via NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Move over, Michael Bay: NASA is designing its own shape-shifting robots to investigate Saturn’s moons.
The agency’s fleet of mini androids can roll, fly, float, and swim—then morph into a single machine capable of exploring treacherous, distant worlds.
(I’d watch an entire film series based on that.)
A prototype of the transformational vehicle, dubbed Shapeshifter, looks like a drone got caught in an elongated hamster wheel. But looks can be deceiving

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