Salamandra robotica at NextFest

Robotics Science

We seem to have crossed some sort of developmental threshold in terms of getting the made to act more like the born. This video, shot at Wired’s NextFest, shows The Salamander, an amphibious bot built by BIRG (the Biologically Inspired Robotics Group) at L’ Ecole Polytechnique Federal De Lausanne, in Switzerland.

Salamandra robotica @ BIRG – [via] Link


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