Bio-inspired robots are nothing new. Many of them are designed to navigate uneven terrain and even swim. The Pleurobot is another bio-inspired robot that changes how it moves to navigate uneven terrain. The robot change its gait pattern when it encounters an obstacle.
Since this robot is inspired by a salamander, it can learn to swim and walk. It is also capable of aquatic stepping. The robot has a total of 27 joints and a low center of mass for stability. Its flexible spine allows it to swim and handle search & rescue scenarios and surveillance. Researchers at Switzerland’s EPFL are behind this cool robot.