It can fly in the sky tumble over terrain cruise through caves float like a boat and swim under seas This revolutionary robotic platform known as Shapeshifter is being researched by engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Shapeshifter is made up of a team of small robots These “cobots” combine and morph to enable different types of transportation And one day Shapeshifters may be used to explore
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https://go.nasa.gov/Shapeshifter Imagery Courtesy of Marilynn Flynn and Ron Miller. This video represents a research study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. NIAC is a visionary and far-reaching aerospace program, one that has the potential to create breakthrough technologies for possible future space missions. However, such early stage technology developments may never become actual NASA missions.