Top Half of a Robot Giraffe

Top Half of a Robot Giraffe IEEE Spectrum

Giraffes are remarkably unique in the animal kingdom. It’s no surprise that researchers are trying to robotically replicate the giraffe neck.

Via IEEE Spectrum:

Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have been experimenting with mimicking what is arguably one of the most impressive combinations of flexibility and power in the animal kingdom: the neck of the giraffe. Giraffe necks can weigh up to 150 kilograms and be 2 meters long, but they’ve evolved to be bendy and strong, not just to get those tasty high-growing leaves but also because male giraffes battle each other with their necks, occasionally to the death. What better inspiration for designing large robots, right?

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