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EMBUR Self-burrowing Robot Inspired by Pacific Mole Crabs

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Meet the EMBUR: a nature inspired robot by UC Berkeley researchers that can self-burrow vertically, the way Pacific mole crabs burrow themselves in beach sand, using complaint legs.

EMBUR: Digging Deep

The above video shows this robot in action. As the researchers explain, they used fabrics to create a feathering mechanism to sweep through granular media.

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