DailyDirt: Robots Inspired By Nature

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Biomimicry for robot design is a fascinating area of research, and all kinds of interesting robots are being developed that almost look like natural creatures. Here are just a few more examples of machines that are adopting biologically-inspired features. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Pixelation, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 5:25pm

    1) Quickly patent scorpion skin steel.

    2)?

    3)Profit!

    Take that Sikorsky!

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 6:49pm

    dumb freetard scientists infringing on nature, what have they ever made of value?

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    Pixelation, Feb 16th, 2012 @ 9:18pm

    Re:

    "what have they ever made of value?"

    Beer, wine, mead. Nuff said.

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    Mike42 (profile), Feb 16th, 2012 @ 9:50pm

    Ya know...

    If they are looking to reduce sand erosion, perhaps coat the rotors with rubber? Like they do when they make stencils for sandblast-engraving tombstones? Too simple? Yeah, we need hairy choppers.

    I just wrote "hairy choppers" and my mind filled with pictures. None of them were good.

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