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Worm biomimicry inspires more flexible slithering robots

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 July 2011

leeds-worm-botA researcher from the University of Leeds has drawn inspiration from nature to build a robotic worm that can wiggle its way around obstacles. Dubbed worm-bot, the robot is modeled after the Caenorhabditis elegans nematode – a minuscule¬† free-living worm that uses a very simple nervous system of just over 300 neurons to control the… »