Creepy, Crawly Technology
Robots That Slink and Squirm
Implications - It's small and skinny with a light-green hue. The soft exterior and the grips at the end of the legs have been designed specifically to help those in need. Researchers are hoping that the ersatz caterpillar will be a helping aid in various scenarios that include locating land mines, repairing machines, and treating diseases. So far, the challenge is making the bot work in a fluid, versatile movement so that it adapts in certain settings according to Dr. Trimmer.