Snakes and Locusts Go Robotic
Herose Fukushima Robotics Lab is working on robots that can move without legs. After studying how the reptiles can do this, they developed the Snake Robot. We didn't even know snakes had biomechanisms.
Now take a look at this prototype bot that can jump more than 24 times its own size. Based on the common locust, the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems' Self Deploying Microglider is 5 cm and weighs 7g, and has elastic elements and a linkage leg system for lift-off.
Via HF Robotics Lab and LIS
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 23, 2008 8:23 PM