The research was inspired by the shape-shifting killer android in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator series. Photo: Handout

Chinese scientists develop shape-shifting robot inspired by T-1000 from Terminator

  • Palm-sized prototype is powered by liquid metal, which turns wheel as its centre of gravity changes when voltage is altered
  • Researchers say soft robots could be used for search and rescue missions
Topic |   China Society

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The research was inspired by the shape-shifting killer android in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator series. Photo: Handout
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.