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Monday, October 11, 2004

Biomimetic Robots: A Photo Gallery
Once again, technology is imitating nature with a new class of biologically inspired robots called "Biomimetic Robots." In this very long article, IEEE Computer Magazine looks at several projects currently underway. All these projects will have practical applications a few years from now.

They include robotic lobsters for underwater mine research or flying insect-based robots for future spatial missions. Other projects are about cricket-inspired robots to be used in rescue missions or scorpion-like robots to be deployed in hostile environments for humans. and of course, there are the now famous and robust "sprawling" robots based on cockroaches.

For more information, read the whole very well documented article. Or read this summary for a photo gallery and direct links to all the projects.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 8:01 AM Comments (0)
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