Robot mimick’s worm movement, design in nature
Engineers have created a robot that mimics a worm’s movements – crawling along surfaces by contracting segments of its body.
The technique allows the machine to be made of soft materials so it can squeeze through tight spaces and mould its shape to rough terrain.
It can also absorb heavy blows without sustaining damage.
The Meshworm is just one of several animal-inspired projects being funded by Darpa.
Other examples include a robotic “cheetah” that can run at speeds of 18mph (29km/h), a micro-aircraft equipped with a camera that looks like a hummingbird, and AlphaDog – a four-legged robot designed to carry soldiers’ gear.
Human beings do not create rather we manipulate whats already there based upon design in nature.
Design, patterns, symmetry and laws in nature with in the systems of life are a clear proof for the creator.