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First wave-propelled robot swims, crawls and climbs using a single, small motor | ScienceDaily

First wave-propelled robot swims, crawls and climbs using a single, small motor | ScienceDaily

The first single actuator wave-like robot (SAW) has been developed by engineers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The 3D-printed robot can move forward or backward in a wave-like motion, moving much like a worm would in a perpendicular wave.

SAW can climb over obstacles or crawl through unstable terrain like sand, grass and gravel, reaching a top speed of 22.5 inches (57 centimeters) per second, five times faster than similar robots.

Source: First wave-propelled robot swims, crawls and climbs using a single, small motor: Applications in medicine, homeland security and search and rescue — ScienceDaily