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Slideshow: Robot Salamanders, Snakes & Bugs; Creepy Defined

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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/4/2014 11:50:23 AM
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Elizabeth, that scarab is almost too creepy for me to look at, especially in the video: it's too much like spiders, which totally freak me out. But I like snakes and salamanders and am fascinated by bugs in general, as many of us are.

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Useful form factors
Elizabeth M   2/4/2014 8:35:20 AM
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Well given my distate for creepy crawlies like snakes and bugs, some of these robots could give me nightmares, Ann. But I think what you show here is how useful the snake- or bug-like form factor is as a basis for robot designs, given the ability to scuttle and wriggle into places that are difficult for humans. If we look at the development of robots as aimed at not replacing humans in their capability but doing things humans can't do, these are interesting examples of using natural influences to create robots that can achieve this goal.

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