European scientists have created a robotic salamander that uses the central nervous system in amphibians as to switch between swimming and walking after crawling out of the ground water. The robot can help scientists understand evolution, and designers will show how nature itself solves this problem. Observe the conduct of this experiment is extremely intresno, because so far these robots are not created. Robot salamander was developed by BIRG from the Swiss city of Lausanne. The project participants themselves call it revolutionary. Until now robots are able, or walk or swim, but could not do both. The site has links to BIRG video robot in motion.
They include swimming robot on Lake Geneva and vypolzanie ashore. Of course there are robots snakes, flying robots are designed and walking robots, but here robosalamandr who knows how to do it all the same well – is really a great achievement. It remains only to teach him how to fly! From this point of view it is hard to disagree. After all, flying robots will significantly advance robomehaniku forward. The flight will require robots to track and manage multiple parameters. Among these parameters: height, speed, maneuvering on the ground, taking into account wind and rain. In general – the whole complex of factors, without which normal and safe flight impossible. The complexity of this process, says although the complexity of the profession of pilot.
However, bonuses from the development of such robots will be far greater than the difficulties. Along with the further development cognitive robots that will be able to send robots to study human inaccessible places, including other planets. Generally in Europe is the last time so many projects robot direction, but the recognized leader in robotics is Japan. Japanese robots are already able to walk, run, jump, swim and even play football. Following Gia Japan are the U.S., which also pays great attention to robotics.