August 16, 2012

DARPA Supports Meshworm Development

Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Seoul National University are working on an autonomous wormbot that moves across a surface by contracting nickel-titanium body segments via running currents. Made of soft materials, you can even step on Meshworm or give it a couple of hammer hits and it just keeps on trucking slithering. The project was funded by DARPA and future applications may include navigating in rough terrain or tight places.

Via MIT

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at August 16, 2012 11:35 AM
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