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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Creating robots that slink and squirm

At Tufts University, a multidisciplinary team led by Barry Trimmer is trying to make an ersatz caterpillar that will move around in pretty much the same way as the real thing, a story in today's New York Times reports.

The researchers at The Biomimetic Technologies for Soft-bodied Robots project see the potential to use the squishable, relatively simple creations to find land mines, repair machinery in hard-to-reach spots and even diagnose and treat diseases.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 08:52 AM
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