November 14, 2011

Robotic Slug, No Slime Left Behind

The Chiba Institute Of Technology has introduced a vehicle that moves like a slug that is flexible, waterproof and dust-free. Planned for search and rescue missions, the Slug Crawler Vehicle has a retractable exterior skin, camera to monitor surroundings and internal pulleys to steer and manipulate its motion. The next step is to build a larger SCV with better cameras and more range for the planet's next big disaster.

Via IEEE Spectrum

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 14, 2011 11:09 AM
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