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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.

Source: Mashable

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?

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