Vine-Like Robot Grows to Cover Distance

Vine-Like Robot Grows to Cover Distance
An innovative vine-like, growing robot from Stanford researchers can navigate tight spaces without moving its body.

Inspired by vines and nerve cells, which grow to cover distance, the tubular robot is made of a soft material folded like an inside-out sock. Pumping pressurized air into the bot will cause the material at the front to evert, turning right side out as the robot grows forward.

Because the front of robot will grow and move while the body remains stationary, the new design offers some unique possibilities for search and rescue scenarios.

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Any vehicle needing a temporary safety frame or reinforcement? In motorbikes this could be a sideline safety device.
Posted by Uolevi Kattun on July 26, 2017

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