Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Robot Worm Slithers Around Obstacles, Wants to Be Your Hero

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Robot makers are always drawing from nature to create new and interesting robots that can handle earth’s environment. The latest comes from a University of Leeds researcher, who wants to build a better worm. One that can slither around obstacles.


Worm nerds might recognize that the robot is modeled after the C. elegans nematode, the rest of us just call it creepy. The thing about C. elegans nematode is that it is a tiny free-living worm with a very simple nervous system that controls the way that it moves. This of course makes it ideal to use in robot form.

The idea is that this worm could be used for search and rescue operations in the future. Especially earthquakes. So instead of Superman flying down and digging you out of the rubble, you may have a worm to thank for your rescue, which isn’t nearly as cool, therefore I suggest we give it cape and costume. Superhero worms would be awesome.

[via Machineslikeus]



Star Trek: The First Generation

Star Trek: The First Generation

This Sh*t Is Bananab

This Sh*t Is Bananab

Win This Rare 2019 Subaru STI S209

Win This Rare 2019 Subaru STI S209

Advertisement
2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition is Built Alongside the NSX

2021 Acura RDX PMC Edition is Built Alongside the NSX

This 1977 Suzuki Jimny Rat Rod Concept Is One Wild Ride

This 1977 Suzuki Jimny Rat Rod Concept Is One Wild Ride

2021 Jaguar F-PACE Gets a New Interior, Powertrain Updates, and More

2021 Jaguar F-PACE Gets a New Interior, Powertrain Updates, and More

Advertisement