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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