Catherine Hodges, Contemporary Science Volunteer, explores one of the latest developments in robotics: the parasitic robot. A turtle-robot hybrid example of this is on display at the Science Museum in London.
Robotics has come a long way. Advanced machines are being manufactured every day, but there are still many obstacles to overcome. Short battery life and difficulty making robust movement systems has hindered progress, even the best robots can struggle when it comes to motion.
That’s why scientists are turning to nature for inspiration.