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Festo’s latest bio-inspired creations are a robo-bat and rolling robo-spider

By | biomimetic, festo, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics

Festo’s flashy biomimetic robots are more or less glorified tech demos, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t cool. The engineering is still something to behold, although these robot critters likely won’t be doing any serious work. Its latest units move in imitation of two unusual animals: a tumbling spider and a flying fox (think big bat).

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The Envirobot robo-eel slithers along the shore for science

By | biomimetic, Envirobot, EPFL, Gadgets, l’École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Robotics, robots, Science, TC

 The next time you’re swimming in Lake Geneva, don’t be surprised when you feel something eel-like and yet artificial touch your leg. That would be Envirobot, the latest biomimetic creation from Swiss researchers that autonomously swims around bodies of water and tests them for toxins and other factors. Read More

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