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A group of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a digging robot — dubbed the “RoboClam” — inspired by the Atlantic razor clam. The RoboClam digs so effectively by changing the surrounding soil into liquid.

Read: 'RoboClam' hits new depths as robotic digger

An example of the RoboClam’s hands.

Soil samples. The RoboClam could serve a variety of applications from anchoring underwater robots to subsea cable installation and mine neutralization.

 

 

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