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For Robots In Sand, The Secret Is In The Step

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For Robots In Sand, The Secret Is In The Step

For Robots In Sand, The Secret Is In The Step

For Robots In Sand, The Secret Is In The Step

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Sand is difficult terrain for robots. But Daniel Goldman, a physicist at Georgia Institute of Technology, and his colleagues looked to lizards and cockroaches for inspiration, and figured out how to engineer a robot that isn't slowed by soft ground.

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