You need to see this bizarre colour-changing chameleon robot

A robot hand reaching to touch a chameleon.
(Image credit: Dmitry Petlin/500px/Coneyl Jay/Future)

It's not every day you get to see, erm, well a colour-changing robot chameleon. That's right, someone has made a robot that actually changes colour based on its surroundings - how cool is that?

A team of Korean researchers are the brains behind this quirky little robot, and apparently, it's one of the first-ever devices that can change colour based on the environment it's in. It should come as no surprise to learn that this robot is inspired by chameleons — the scientists made it look like a chameleon with walking legs and googly eyes. And on the topic of colour, why not check out our brilliant guide to colour theory?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.