Bioinspired Robots (03:10)
Robot makers are trying to recreate nature's inner workings and mechanics. Bostrom distinguishes between Japanese, American, and European robotics. Meet the world's first robotic plant.
Plantoid Applications (04:09)
Plantoid features may be useful in agriculture, medical, and space exploration fields. Plantoid would substitute mobility with communication and shared intelligence.
Swarm Concept (03:24)
Learn about the swarm concept and division of labor found in nature. Ratti explains how the swarm concept can be applied to robotics.
Collision Resilient Flying Robots (03:19)
One of the major challenges in aerial robotics is the risk of fatal collisions. Aerial robots are now equipped with protective exoskeletons.
Learn about the BionicOpter, an aerial robot mimicking the design of a dragonfly controlled by a smart phone. A jumping robot akin to a cricket is produced in Italy.
Insect Inspired Morphology & Locomotion (04:03)
Uneven terrain is a source of inspiration for the six-legged robot Zebro. Lopes explains the reasons behind the decision to use legs. In Switzerland, researchers are building a robot inspired by spiders.
Living Machines (05:08)
Stefanini claims that tomorrow's robots are living machines. Scientists are trying to make realistic replicas of animals. Learn about robots directly inspired by fish.
Soft Robotics (03:03)
The use of soft materials inspired by natural tissue is in contrast to the traditional way of building robots. Learn about robogami or smart origami.
Artificial Intelligence (03:25)
The brain is a source of inspiration for robot makers. Learn how researches are mimicking a biological neural network. Robots are able to instinctively adapt to an environment.
Robotic Nervous System (04:28)
Researches have created a robot inspired by a salamander. Its spinal cord and nervous system is simpler than in a more evolved animal. Learn about the biological robot Cheetah-cub.
Meet Charlie (03:21)
Charlie is a bi-pedal locomotion robot inspired by chimps. Charlie was invented for space exploration. He has 57 sensors just in his foot.
Robotic Applications (04:36)
Learn about the unexpected benefits of nature inspired robotics. Through robotics, engineers can make new discoveries in biology.
Robots as Controlled Physical Models (03:12)
Robots can work as experimental models reducing the need to perform experiments on animals. Researches use a salamander to test the neural biological model.
Credits: Bioinspired Robots: Age of Robots (01:43)
Credits: Bioinspired Robots: Age of Robots
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