Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Robot Lobster

A new exhibition called Design Life Now: National Design Triennial 2006, is opening at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in NYC. It will run from December 8 until July 29, 2007.

One of the design technology examples on display are robot lobsters designed to crawl along the bottom of coastal areas to monitor the environment or search for mines.

The robot lobster are from the Biomimetic Underwater Robot Program at the Marine Science Center of Northeastern University.

The underwater robots are based on the neurophysiology and actual behavior of lobsters. The biomimetic design allows greatest performance and adaptability of the robots to the rocky bottom where they operate.

The lab, led by biologist Dr. Joseph Ayers, is also working on another underwater robot modeled after the eel-like lamprey which is propelled through the water by the undulations of its body.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum | National Design Triennial: Design Life Now



Anonymous reverse lookup said...

Those are cool. Nano technology I guess is just around the corner then.

12:10 PM, July 17, 2010  
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