The Very Robotic Caterpillar

Tufts Professor Barry Trimmer, Ph.D., is known for his neurobiology work with tobacco hornworm caterpillars. Trimmer is intensely interested in replicating the movements of caterpillars in order to  create soft-body robots.  In his interview with Science Nation, Trimmer explains the value in learning “how the nervous system and the body create those complex movements [made by caterpillars].”
Watch this intriguing explanation of Trimmer’s work below:

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