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April 27, 2011 /  Nivea

Rolling robot copies caterpillar’s escape mechanism

Robots inspired by nature are nothing new—in addition to all the humanoid bots out there, roboticists have mimicked numerous other animal species, for instance with the uncannily canine BigDog robot.

So why not take inspiration from the humble caterpillar?

via Flexible, rolling robot copies caterpillar’s escape mechanism

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