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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Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient me... More Before the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, humans got their food by hunting, gathering, and fishing. Scientists are turning to these ancient methods of subsistence for insights into how we can feed our growing global population in years to come—without overwhelming the planet. In its September 2014 issue, National Geographic magazine explores the evolution of the human diet across a wide spectrum of cultures: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/evolution-of-diet/ By 2050 we'll need to feed two billion more people. Click here for a special eight-month series exploring how we can do that—without overwhelming the planet: http://food.nationalgeographic.com.
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