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Robot that can move like a real octopus
People are constantly trying to copy what they found in nature. Recently we told you that on the basis of proteins produced by mollusks, has developed a new superglue, but this time you will learn how scientists have created a robot octopus.
This robot scientist developed at the Institute of Computer Science, located in Greece. Researcher Dimitris Tsakiris and his team set a goal to create a mechanical creature that will look and move under water, as the Octopus Vulgaris, or, more simply, the common octopus.
The robot is equipped with a silicone tentacles, which are associated with special motors, able to reproduce the movement of the octopus, which is somewhere in a hurry about their business. For greater realism in the second version of the robot was even equipped with a special webbed tentacles, which greatly improved the efficiency and speed of movement almost doubled.
We can assume that if the robot properly painted or clothed in fine textured silicone surface of the body resembling a real octopus, it is unlikely that someone will come to mind, that before him only a complex mechanism.
The robot moves the water at a speed of 180 millimeters per second. Scientists use a robot created by them primarily to examine themselves octopus. However, they do not exclude that they developed a mechanical octopus in the future will be used for any underwater exploration missions and experiments.
According to the materials sciencenews.orgViewing:-90
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