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Posted: Mar 19, 2013

Meet Salamandra robotica II, the new generation of our amphibious salamander-like robots

(Nanowerk News) The folks at ETH Zurich's Biorobotics Laboratory have upgraded their robotic salamnder: Meet Salamandra robotica II, the new generation of our amphibious salamander-like robot.
salamander robot
The robot is described in an article to appear in the IEEE Transactions in Robotics ("Salamandra Robotica II: An Amphibious Robot to Study Salamander-Like Swimming and Walking Gaits"), and has been invited to the Innorobo 2013 robotics exbibition that takes place from March 19 to March 21 2013 in Lyon.
Watch a movie of Salamandra robotica II here on the Biorobotic Lab's website.
Compared to its predecessor Salamandra robotica (see below), the new robot swims more than twice as fast, is equiped with foldable limbs, and embarks more powerful microcontrollers that allow distributed computation of our models of spinal cord neural networks as well as the simulation of muscle properties.
Source: ETH Zurich
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