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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Snailbot Comes From the Future to Warn Us


"We thought, 'wouldn't it be kind of cool if we could build a robot with the same versatility as snails?'" Hosoi told CNN. "We like to think of them as nature's all-terrain vehicles."

Hosoi is part of a growing group of engineers around the world who are turning not only to snails but also other animals, like cockroaches and crickets, as a source of biological inspiration for designing new robots capable of going places and accomplishing tasks that traditional droids have not been able to do before."
Read the article to learn more and check out the video!

1 comment:

  1. I hope these engineers realize that the snails' secret is their slime.


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