June 17, 2009

Psikharpax, Giant Robotic Rat


France's AnimatLab has created a robotic rat dubbed Psikharpax (named after Homer's king of the rats,) with working paws and whiskers. The researchers felt that they should start at the bottom and allow the bot to perform simpler tasks, such as navigating, avoiding danger and seeking robotic cheese, we suspect.

"The rat is the animal that scientists know best, and the structure of its brain is similar to that of humans," said Steve Nguyen, a doctoral student at ISIR. Perhaps they will create a robotic cat to keep it in check as their next project.

Via Physorg

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 17, 2009 8:54 PM
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