The revolutionary new robot is five times as fast as any similar robot.
Researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a revolutionary robot powered by wave motion produced by a single rotary motor. A mechanism with an advanced design converts the wave motion into motion on the ground, in the water, and even into vertical motion. Mechanical engineering lecturer and ABC Robotics Initiative member David Zarrouk asserts that the new robot moves five times faster than any similar robot.
Like other robots developed by ABC Robotics Initiative, this robot, called the SAW (Single Actuator Wave-like Robot), derives its inspiration from the way snakes move in nature.
The new robot can be used in rescue operations, to locate the injured in hazardous areas through scanning, and theoretically can be reduced to miniature size and inserted into the body for monitoring and diagnostic purposes.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 11, 2016
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