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Rippling Fin Robot Drone Swims And Walks

Take a look at how biomimicry serves the makers of this amazing robot drone that can swim in the water by rippling its fins!

As far as I know, the first science fiction writer to suggest that robotic motion could imitate the motions of living organisms (bio-mimic!) was H.G. Wells in his 1898 classic The War of the Worlds:

...And while upon this matter of detail, it is remarkable that the long leverages of their machines are in most cases actuated by a sort of sham musculature of the disks in an elastic sheath; these disks become polarised and drawn closely and powerfully together when traversed by a current of electricity. In this way the curious parallelism to animal motions, which was so striking and disturbing to the human beholder, was attained.
(Read about HG Wells on robot biomimicry)

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