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Auke Ijspeert:
A robot that runs and swims like a salamander

TEDGlobal>Geneva · 14:10 · Filmed Dec 2015
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Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue. But these robots don't just mimic the natural world — they help us understand our own biology better, unlocking previously unknown secrets of the spinal cord.

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Auke Ijspeert works at the intersection of robotics, biology and computational neuroscience. Full bio
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