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Underwater Snail-o-Bot gets kick from light (w/video)

Researchers have developed a gel-like robot inspired by sea slugs and snails they are able to steer with light. Much like the soft body of these aquatic invertebrates, the bioinspired robot is able to deform easily inside water when exposed to this energy source.

Feb 27th, 2020

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Exceptional catapulting jump mechanism in a tiny beetle could be applied in robotic limbs

Researchers describe the fascinating and highly efficient jumping mechanism in flea beetles. Despite having been known since 1929, the explosive jump has not been fully understood. The scientists tested the existing theories, using micro-computed tomography, 3D reconstructions, high-speed filming and dissection. The team also proposed a design of a bionic limb inspired by their findings.

Feb 25th, 2020

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Spider-Man-style robotic graspers defy gravity

Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities.

Jan 17th, 2020

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