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It may look like something that emerged from a DIY enthusiast's basement, but a post-graduate student at the University of Bath says the robot crab pictured above could one day change the way underwater exploration is conducted. As with so many other robots, that feat is done in no small part by mimicking the behavior of an animal, in this case a crab, which obviously lends itself particularly well to traveling both on land and underwater. Of course, it is just a Lego Technic-built prototype at the moment, so that latter bit is a tad lacking, but the man behind the bot says that a future model will boast full amphibious capabilities, along with better stability under a variety of different conditions.

[Via Daily Mail]



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