SCRATCHBot Rat Robot Helps Hunt For Those In Danger

Posted Jul 1, 2009


Researchers at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and the University of Sheffield has designed a rat-looking robot that has the ability to hunt for people that are disaster survivors or are in dangerous areas using the sensors on its whiskers. This robot has been in development over the last 6 years. The robot is called the Spatial Cognition and Representation through Active TouCh Robot (SCRATCHBot).

[via Yorkshire Post/Engadget]