The software is a braided mesh exterior robot clearly inspired by earthworms. via mechatronic
The SoftWorm Team at Case Western Reserve University developed several innovative designs for a new kind of robot that uses a continuous wave of peristalsis for locomotion, the same method that earthworms use, and report on the first completed prototypes. A soft-bodied worm-like robot could find many uses in domestic and military applications, where it could be used for inspecting pipelines, patrolling or maintaining tortuous plumbing, for exploring complex underwater structures, or for search and rescue the missing in piles of rubble. Miniaturized versions of worm-like robots could find multiple applications in medicine, such as endoscopy or angioplasty.
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