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Using biomimicry to build robust robots

Sean explains how modelling animal behaviour can help build robust autonomous robots.

Natural organisms, through millions of years of natural selection, have evolved to take on the challenges of their environment. These attributes make them adaptable, versatile and robust and it is these design goals that researchers aim to achieve in robotics.

In this video, Dr Sean Anderson explains how the answer to a biological question – why can’t we tickle ourselves? – helped researchers at The University of Sheffield to solve a particular robotic problem.

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