Sunday, 12 August 2012

Soft, autonomous Meshworm robotic earthworm moves using peristalsis

In an effort to create robots with soft, pliable exteriors that would be suited to exploring hard to reach places and traversing bumpy terrain, a team of researchers from MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University has developed a robotic earthworm called Meshworm. Moving in the same manner as an earthworm, it looks disturbingly like an earthworm as it crawls across the floor. However, unlike an earthworm and despite its soft exterior, it is remarkably tough and can survive hammer blows and even being trodden. Read More

1 comment:

eon said...

I know it's a great advance. But it Just. Looks. Creepy.