Nature's Perfect Soldier.
The robot developed at Northeastern does not look exactly like a scorpion, but it is beginning to act more like one. It has a low-level behavior repertoire, with control ideas based on neurobiological studies of invertebrates, which allows it to perform some simple autonomous tasks. In the summer of 2002, the Scorpion should be ready for a test run in the Mojave desert. Under solar power, it is supposed to make its way 25 miles into the desert, and then find its way back to the exact deployment location all by itself.
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|Title Annotation:||scorpion used as model for robotics|
|Author:||Baker, A. Duffy|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||May 1, 2001|
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