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RoboSnail

In the field of robotic locomotion, designers are finding the study of animal and insect movement an exciting area of research. Inspired by nature, these designers are creating robots that are extremely nimble and capable of moving over a variety of surfaces, such as rough terrain, steep inclines, and even vertical walls. In this video segment adapted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, learn how a team from the Mechanical Engineering Department is using snail movement as inspiration for robotic locomotion.

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