Confined Spaces Locomotion - Nests

Confined Spaces Locomotion - Nests

Fire ants build tunnels in simulated soil composed of glass spheres. Georgia Tech researchers used X-ray computed tomography to study the tunnels and chambers built by the ants. The information could be useful in developing future generations of robots able to work in confined spaces. (Georgia Tech Photo: Gary Meek)

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Categories
Life Sciences and Biology, Robotics
Keywords
Ants, insect, locomotion, robot, search and rescue
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 5:01pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:47pm