Freelander 02 Inchworm Inspired Robot

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Credit: Thirawat Chuthong, Wasuthorn Ausrivong, Binggwong Leung, Jettanan Homchanthanakul, Nopparada Mingchinda, and Poramate Manoonpong from Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand, and The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark

This is the Freelander 02: an inchworm inspired robot that can move on pipes and even climb them. It can also get around obstacles. It can transition from horizontal to vertical pipes seamlessly. The below video shows it in action:

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[Credit: IEEE Spectrum]

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