Bio-Robotics

Researchers are drawing on the animal kingdom for robot designs

Implications - Researchers are drawing on the movements of animals to inspire the designs for robots. The unique ways animals move and the characteristics that enable them to survive in the wild are being utilized for the advancement of robotic design. From movement to design, the animal kingdom could continue to inspire new designs within the robotic industry and add the touch of familiarity needed to bring robotics into the everyday household.
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Futuristic Biohybrid Robots - Case Western Reserve University's Bot Uses Muscles from a Sea Slug
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Warm 373 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 16
Futuristic Biohybrid Robots
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Soft-Bodied Robotic Octopi - The BioRobotics Institute Has Developed a Self-Propelling Octo-Bot
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Average 728 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 16
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The BioRobotics Institute Has Developed a Self-Propelling Octo-Bot
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Warm 222 Clicks Pub: Jul 10, 16
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This Year and Warm 247 Clicks Pub: Aug 23, 16
Robust Robotic Caterpillars
This Miniature Soft Robot Relies On Light As a Power Source
A group of scientists and researchers working out of the University of Warsaw in Poland have developed a high-tech robotic caterpillar that is unique in that it draws on plentiful external light as... [More]
Autonomous Octopus Robots - This Soft Robot Was Developed By Harvard University Engineers
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This Year and Mild 129 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 16
Autonomous Octopus Robots
This Soft Robot Was Developed By Harvard University Engineers
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Cockroach-Inspired Robots - The VelociRoACH Robot is Capable Of Climbing Up Stairs
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Mild 145 Clicks Pub: May 7, 16
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The VelociRoACH Robot is Capable Of Climbing Up Stairs
A group of scientists and engineers working out of the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab over at the University of California at Berkeley have devised an incredible new cockroach-inspired robot that is... [More]
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