December 16, 2008

RoboClams Dig Down

MIT, inspired by the razor clam, has made their own. They are hoping that it will not only give insight about the mollusk, but that it can travel along the ocean floor and dig in like a real clam. While this sounds like an exercise in futility, when the project is completed, the team is hoping that the RoboClams would hook up to robotic submarines to measure current, temperature, etc. They could also help detonate underwater mines. Imagine the surprise when a clam digger comes up with this in her/his net.

Via MIT

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at December 16, 2008 8:48 PM
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