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GoQBot soft-bodied robot inspired by caterpillars

By Damir Beciri
27 April 2011

goqbotDespite their extreme flexibility and adaptability, current soft-bodied robots are often limited by their slow speed. Inspired by the ability of some caterpillars to rapidly curl themselves into a wheel and propel themselves away from predators, a team of researchers from the Tufts University, Massachusetts, have developed GoQBot – a soft-bodied robot with a similar… »

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Gut movements in caterpillars have impact on robotic design

By Damir Beciri
29 July 2010

manduca-sexta-caterpillarWeird movements in the abdomens of freely crawling caterpillars are making headlines in the fields of biology and engineering. The findings from a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including Jake Socha, Virginia Tech assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics, Michael Simon of Tufts University‚Äôs Department of Biology, and Barry Trimmer, professor of biology at Tufts,… »