DailyDirt: Creepy, Crawly Robots

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Robots that mimic biological organisms can take advantage of centuries (or more) of evolution to perform various tasks. Robot locomotion that cheats off nimble animals could be more adaptable in natural environments -- and animal-inspired bots could teach robot designers about how to make robots that are more flexible in uncontrolled conditions (outside of factories). Here are just a few more examples of biomimicry. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Apr 22nd, 2014 @ 10:32pm

    little terminators

    That snake bot looks cool, but I'd run screaming if I saw one thrown in my direction..

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    Annonimus, Apr 23rd, 2014 @ 3:23am

    Do clams reproduce sexually?

    Take 2 the one with the content: If clams do reproduce sexually does that mean we will get news stories about clams humping robot clams holding underwater cables because they mistook a machine for the real thing?

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