A researcher at the University of Bath in the UK has built a prototype of a crab-like robot with Lego Technic bricks to ensure simplicity. This robotic crab can work on land or under water. Even if this robot has been developed with technology used for toys, it could be used by the oil and gas industry, marine research or any companies that require independent underwater vehicles. The robotic crab was designed like a real one, with four pairs of legs divided in two halves.
The robot can also move about on land and further development is planned for fully amphibious operation below water.
The technology has potential in the oil and gas industry, marine research or any companies that require independent underwater vehicles.
The design of the robot is closely based on the anatomy of crabs, animals that can walk both on land and underwater.
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