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Self-healing robots take step towards disaster relief

May 28, 2015

TechPARIS, France – Scientists on Wednesday said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers of humans and animals.

The feat could one day lead to first-responder robots which can cope with dangers that today would put them out of operation, they said.

“The idea is to have robots that can survive in hostile environments such as a Fukushima-type nuclear disaster,” said Jean-Baptiste Mouret of the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.

“If we send in robots, they have to be able to pursue their mission even if they are damaged, and not just come to a halt in the middle of a reactor,” he told AFP.

Read more at http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/gadgets-and-tech/05/27/15/self-healing-robots-take-step-towards-disaster-relief

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