Robots that look just like animals
What you see above looks like a sort of electronic cucumber, but in fact it's a robot, a tube of nickel and titanium wires designed to mimic the movements of a worm. Why replicate a slimy invertebrate? In fact, the robot, which can slither on its own like a real worm, could hold the technology that may be used in future endoscopes and similar medical procedures.
In any case, today the robot is just a worm, and it's not the first to be made to look just like an animal. From man-made birds to battery-powered fish, here are 10 robots that mimic the world's animals.
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Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he... More Photographer Steve Winter is used to working in tough terrain. But the urban jungle—Griffith Park, in central Los Angeles—has its own challenges, as he learned while trying to photograph an elusive big cat that calls the park home. Read the article, and see more photos, online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/cougars/chadwick-text. National Geographic Photo Engineering and Remote Engineering contributed to the assignment.
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