Heads Up, Robots: A Tiltable Head Could Improve the Ability of Undulating Robots to Navigate Disaster Debris
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently built a robot that can penetrate and “swim” through granular material.
Georgia Tech School of Physics assistant professor Daniel Goldman and his team were able to show that by tilting this undulating robot’s head up and down slightly, they could control the robot’s vertical motion as it traveled forward within a granular medium. The robot is built with seven connected segments, powered by servo motors, packed in a latex sock and wrapped in a spandex swimsuit. Full article here.