This has been a recurring theme of post here on RobotNext. See Snakebots in a Building as an example of robot design from nature. Also, take a look at a more recent post that deals with a futuristic application from the world of spiders.
Robotics researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration. Watch a robotic salamander that moves from water to land, a water strider robot, mechanical cockroaches, and some cool self-configuring robots.
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Nature Inspired Robots
Sat, 16 May 2009 22:53:53 GMT