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Meshworm – soft robot inspired by earthworms

By Damir Beciri
12 August 2012

mit-meshworm-soft-robotInspired by earthworms, snails and sea cucumbers, which use the muscles along their bodies to creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching them in a mechanism called peristalsis, researchers at MIT, Harvard University, and Seoul National University, have engineered Meshworm – a soft autonomous robot that crawls across surfaces by contracting segments of… »