from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Previously, we saw some bio-inspired robots that could fly around. But walking can be even more challenging if the terrain is rough enough. Here are a few more robots that have been designed to run around on the ground.
- Some researchers are looking at invertebrates as a model for robot locomotion. Worms, crabs, lobsters, insects and arachnids are all being studied to re-create the rhythmic nerve impulses that could produce autonomous robots that can explore unfamiliar terrain autonomously. [url]
- Another hexapod robot named HECTOR mimics the body of a stick insect. Yikes. More creepy spider-like robots are on the way. [url]
- Boston Dynamics is working on a robot called Cheetah that will eventually be able to run as fast (or faster) than the actual animal. DARPA is funding this project to create bots that can outrun humans. [url]
- To discover more interesting robot-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.