Description: A team of researchers analyzed the sidewinder snake’s ability to quickly and efficiently climb sandy hills and slopes, hoping to mimic that ability in robotic snakes.
Date: October 10, 2014
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, Oregon State University, and Zoo Atlanta tapped into the power of Mother Nature to solve a robotics problem. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. In what other ways/areas might this type of research be useful or applied?
2. Had you ever considered yourself how snakes manoeuvre through uphill sand dunes?