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Soft robot for deep-sea exploration listed as one of China's top 10 scientific breakthroughs in 2021

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: March 2, 2022 L M S

China's 10 top scientific advances of 2021 were unveiled on Feb 28 by the Ministry of Science and Technology's High Technology Research and Development Center. A self-powered deep-sea soft robot developed by Zhejiang University and Zhejiang Lab was on the list.


An illustration of the self-powered deep-sea soft robot in the Mariana Trench. [Photo/Website of Zhejiang Lab]

The research team from East China's Zhejiang province created the world's first soft robot that can be operated 10,000 meters under the ocean's surface and completed the world's first deep-sea free-swimming test of a soft robot, in the Mariana Trench.

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