We had to laugh about this robot from Georgia Tech. To design it, researchers put snakes on a plane — an inclined surface — and watched them slither.
The result is actually cool: a robot that can climb up an inclined surface, called Scalybot 2, which mimics the rectilinear motion of snakes. It would not have been possible without the placement of some snakes on a plane.
Presenting the ugliest car at the New York Auto Show
By Seth Fletcher
Posted 03.20.2008 at 4:04 pm 4 Comments
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Later well be posting a gallery of the most attractive, noteworthy, and technologically advanced cars from this years New York International Auto Show (watch our auto show coverage page here). But for now, I present you with the most unfortunate piece of automotive design on the showroom floor: The Toyota Yaris Club Five Axis Design.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.