ROBOTIC TURTLES CAN BE USED TO DETECT LANDMINES IN THE DESERT
One of the latest and most inventive efforts springing for Heni Ben Amor’s expertise in robot-learning algorithms are small machines whose design is based on sea turtle anatomy and mobility style. The Fulton Schools assistant professor’s “turtle bots,” made from motors, computer chips and cardboard folded in origami style, are being tested on Arizona’s desert terrain to see how they would perform as battlefield landmine detectors.
ASU Robotics turns to nature for inspiration, CBS 5 News Phoenix, June 5
An Army of these odd-looking robotics ‘turtles’ might help rid the world of landmines, Digital Trends, May 27
These flat-pack turtlebots will crawl across minefields for safety’s sake, TechCrunch, May 25
These robotic turtles could save your life, New York Post, May 25