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Using Robots to Reveal Secrets of Walking Baby Sea Turtles

April 25, 2013

A sea turtle-inspired robot has been created by a group of researchers in the US to help understand the mechanics of walking and crawling on complex surfaces.

Dubbed “Flipperbot”, the robot has been presented in IOP Publishing’s journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, and was designed to test how real-life organisms, such as seals, sea turtles and mudskippers, use flippers and fins to move on surfaces such as sand.

credit: Institute Of Physics



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