Robot helps study first land animals

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Robot helps study first land animals

When early terrestrial animals began moving about on mud and sand 360 million years ago, the powerful tails they used as fish may have been more important than scientists previously realized. That’s one conclusion from a new study of African mudskipper fish and a robot modeled on the animal.

Groups

Research Horizons, College of Sciences

Categories
Life Sciences and Biology, Research, Physics and Physical Sciences, Robotics
Keywords
granular surface, MuddyBot, mudskipper, robot, terrestrial animal
Status
  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Jul 4, 2016 - 7:07am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:58pm