Meshworm – A Soft Robot Inspired by Earthworms


We’ve featured soft robotics before, but here’s something new — Unlike previous soft robots that were controlled with air pressure, this new “Meshworm” from MIT moves by contracting a wire coil around different segments of the robot’s body. Researchers were inspired by the muscle structures of earthworms and see many applications for this sort of robotic peristalsis, from maintenance to search and rescue to medical to automotive.

Read the full article from MIT News here.

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One Response to Meshworm – A Soft Robot Inspired by Earthworms

  1. […] Meshworm – A Soft Robot Inspired by Earthworms We’ve featured soft robotics before, but here’s something new — Unlike previous soft robots that were controlled with air pressure, this new “Meshworm” from MIT moves by contracting a wire coil around different segments of the robot’s body. Researchers were inspired by the muscle structures of earthworms and see many applications for this sort of […] […]

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