THE ROBOT SALAMANDER THAT CAN SWIM AND WALK

March 2007

Swiss scientists built a robot that, like a salamander, can both swim and walk, in an attempt to model how animals may have made the transition from aquatic to terrestrial locomotion.

Science article here (subscription necessary), BBC summary here. Watch the salamander walk, compare it with the robot.

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