Robots Creeping & Crawling Into New Territory


By Ann R. Thryft – A major area of robot research and development comes under the category of biomimetics, or biomimicry, which looks to nature for inspiration. Some robots resemble different kinds of animals. For example, Boston DynamicsCheetah has broken legged-robot speed records at 18mph. (It can’t match a real cheetah’s 70mph.) The company is well known for its pioneering development of robots that use motions based on animals to run and maneuver, such as the BigDog. more>

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