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"Robo-Scorpion" Based On Biologically Derived Design Principles

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March 15, 2001
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Researchers at Northeastern University are building a robotic scorpion that can perform simple autonomous tasks. In summer 2002, the Scorpion will be taken to the Mojave desert where it will make its way 25 miles into that desert, and then find its way back to its exact deployment location, a roundtrip journey of 50 miles made completely on its own.

If you want to build something that will behave well, perform tasks autonomously, and fit flawlessly in its environment, chances are you'll find a good example somewhere in nature.


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