Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)

Aug 10, 2012 // No Comment // Categories: Uncategorized.

We’ve seen a number of options for controlling real worms, but never a worm robot , until now. Enter Meshworm, the latest creation from researchers at MIT , Harvard University and Seoul National University . The bot is made from “artificial muscle” composed of a flexible mesh tube segmented by loops of nickel / titanium wire. The wire contracts and squeezes the tube when heated by a flowing current, but cut the power and it returns to its original shape, creating propulsion in a similar way to its living kin.

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Researchers create Meshworm robot, beat it up (video)

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