Infographic of the Day: How Robots Are Made To Move Like Animals

October 14th, 2014
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The science of biorobotics is used to give robots the graceful movements that evolution has designed for animals.

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Biorobotic machines can be used for studying hydrodynamics, biomechanics, neuroscience and prosthetic limbs for human use.

The RoboTuna has a flexible tail section made of silicon, enabling it to move realistically through the water. Its control computer and sensors are in a rigid “head” section at the front.

Limbless creatures such as the sidewinder snake move by lifting some body segments while leaving others in contact with the ground. A robot snake can move by undulating its body in the same way.

Researchers at several universities have created walking robots that move with a human-like gait. The Cornell Biped is fully autonomous and uses little energy.

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Examples of robots that are patterned after animal motion.



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