Israel has developed a unique amphibious robot
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Researchers at Ben Gurion University have created one of the fastest and most efficient amphibious robots, capable of performing search and rescue operations in natural disasters, farming and even feeding fish.
< br /> He is able to move both on land and on water. The amphibious robot is equipped with legs and wheels at the front, which helps it move faster.
According to engineer David Zarruk and his student Omer Guetta, the robot's movement on land was inspired by centipedes and in the water by flippers.< br />
“A variety of animals, from micrometer-sized bacteria to meter-sized vertebrates, rely on undulating motion to move on land and in water. This type of locomotion is also found in amphibians such as sea snakes and salamanders. While undulating motions can be used for both crawling and swimming, they require multi-joint coordination, so few robots can mimic this motion,” — the developers explain in an article published in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.
Engineers note that they have developed an AmphiSAW robotic prototype to demonstrate a new minimalistic crawling and swimming method based on the creation of wave motion in a vertical plane in various scenarios.
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