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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x18 Auke Ijspeert: A Robot That Runs And Swims Like A Salamander
TV-PG

  • 2016-01-28T06:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue. But these robots don't just mimic the natural world -- they help us understand our own biology better, unlocking previously unknown secrets of the spinal cord.

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