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Baby Sea Turtles and Flipper-driven Robot Reveal Principles of Moving on Sand

April 23, 2013

a hatchling loggerhead sea turtle Based on a study of both hatchling sea turtles and "FlipperBot"--a robot with flippers, researchers have learned principles for how both robots and turtles move on granular surfaces such as sand. Full Story

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