Worm robot

This biologically-inspired worm robot is controlled by a model of the nervous system of the nematode C. elegans – a commonly studied model organism. This efficient control system allows the robot’s serpentine locomotion to automatically adapt to environmental constraints. This style of locomotion has the advantage of being highly robust in challenging environments, with the added benefit of being amphibious. Given a more refined physical embodiment, a serpentine robot like this would be ideal for demanding applications such as inspection of confined spaces.