Robot learns from sidewinder snakes

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Robot learns from sidewinder snakes

The amazing ability of sidewinder snakes to quickly climb sandy slopes was once something biologists only vaguely understood and roboticists only dreamed of replicating. By studying the snakes in a unique bed of inclined sand and using a snake-like robot to test ideas spawned by observing the real animals, both biologists and roboticists have now gained long-sought insights. This video shows research into how sidewinders climb sandy slopes. (Credit: Maxwell Guberman)

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Life Sciences and Biology, Research
Keywords
robot, School of Physics, sidewinder snakes, snake-like robot, Snakes
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Oct 9, 2014 - 9:09am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm