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Robot Salamander May Give Evolution Clues

A group of European researchers has developed a spinal cord model of the salamander and implemented it in a novel amphibious salamander-like robot. The robot changes its speed and gait in response to simple ...

Mar 08, 2007 4.3 / 5 (33) 0

Robotic whiskers can sense 3D environment

Many mammals use their whiskers to explore their environment and to construct a three-dimensional image of their world. Rodents, for example, use their whiskers to determine the size, shape and texture of objects, and seals ...

Oct 08, 2006 4.5 / 5 (13) 0

Robots duke it out in Germany for RoboCup

In 2050, soccer and robot fans may soon be rooting for their favorite teams in a Cup game of human world soccer champion teams vs. a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots -- that's at least the ultimate vision of the RoboCup ...

Jun 13, 2006 4.3 / 5 (14) 0

Robots manipulating animal behaviour

A pet dog sits on command, but nobody expects an insect to follow human instructions. So it may come as a surprise to learn that researchers recently succeeded in controlling cockroaches with tiny mobile robots. ...

May 08, 2006 4.3 / 5 (33) 0

Will tomorrow's robots move like snakes?

Over the last few years, researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have developed biologically inspired robots designed to fly like falcons, perch like pigeons, and swim ...

Sep 16, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0