Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

September 25, 2014 2:08 AM

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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

Robot locomotion has various solutions for land, including tracks, wheels, bipedal and quadrupedal -- some of which are purely vehicular, and some of which are inspired by animals (including humans). For aquatic robots, locomotion and shape are usually inspired by fish -- but there are other creatur...

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