Inspired by T-1000, the shape-shifting android from 'Terminator', Chinese scientists created a new type of robot powered by liquid metal, as footage filmed in Hefei, China, shows.

It is the first liquid-metal-powered robot that can move outside a liquid environment.

The palm-sized prototype consists of a plastic wheel, a small lithium battery and a liquid-metal droplet.

Voltage from the embedded battery alters the liquid metal's centre of gravity.

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