Friday, April 07, 2006
Water Bug Robot
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports:
"Inspired by the strange motion of the basilisk lizard, Carnegie Mellon University mechanical engineers have built a tiny robot that can sprint across land and water with equal aplomb.
By understanding the mechanics of living creatures such as the gecko lizard, water-strider bugs, beetles and bacteria, the research team is constructing a veritable zoo of fully autonomous, biologically inspired robots that can fly, swim, climb walls and navigate terrain of all kinds. ..."