The robot rat can climb over obstacles. Photo: Shi Qing
The robot rat can climb over obstacles. Photo: Shi Qing
Robotics

Chinese scientists create robot rat and it could prove to be a lifesaver

  • The mechanical rodent can squeeze through narrow spaces and climb over debris to deliver emergency supplies after an earthquake
  • Its limbs and movements, including a tail to help it balance, were based on computer modelling of real-life rats

The robot rat can climb over obstacles. Photo: Shi Qing
The robot rat can climb over obstacles. Photo: Shi Qing
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