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This Robot Moves Like A Turtle

Aug 24, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET

When you take artificially intelligent robotics and put them on sandy surfaces, you get a robot that moves like a turtle!

So, how does “C-Turtle” work? Turtle-like flippers dig into the ground and provide propulsion, while its AI can adapt to different surfaces within an hour.

The structure is simply laminated cardboard shaped by a laser cutter, so the robot can be fabricated in less than a day and assembled for just $70.

Researchers envision the technology helping in landmine detection, or even used to explore Mars.

But first, we’ll just wait… and wait… for it to get across this beach.