Servo Magazine (July 2018)

Roboticists at UC Berkeley Build a Pint-Sized Rescue Robot

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When search and rescue workers respond to a structure that has collapsed, one of the greatest threats they face is another cave-in while seeking out survivors. Over the years, there have been several attempts to address this, but they all have faced limitations when it comes to navigating unstable wreckage. Researchers at UC Berkeley’s Biomimetic Millisystems Lab are currently working on a possible solution to this problem: a small, maneuverable robot inspired by a species known as galago senegalensis, more commonly referred to as a “bushbaby.”


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