Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces

Euglena cells are unicellular organisms that spend most of their time on swimming by beating their flagellum. Sometimes, Euglena performs harmoniously coordinated cell body deformation, in a behavior known as metaboly. A team of researchers shows that metaboly allows Euglena to crawl remarkably fast in narrow spaces. This feature could inspire new applications in soft robotics.
Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces