ArachnoBot? Scientists Create Spider-Inspired Joints

Inspired by how spider's joints work, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany and at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a lightweight "Spider-inspired Electrohydraulic Soft-actuated joints."

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Spiders often serve as inspiration in the field of robotics, especially since they move their limbs through hydraulic actuation mechanisms when hunting for prey, which scientists try to implement in robots.

By using these principles, the team of scientists was able to drive articulated robots without any bulky components and connectors, which help avoid them being weighed down and increase portability and speed.

Because of the lightweight simple structures used in its construction, the robot can jump 10 times its height.

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