ART Amphibious Robotic Turtle

Yale releases an amphibious robot for turtles that swims and walks when needed – what is it?

Yale University researchers are sharing with the world their latest advances in robotics, using an amphibious turtle that can walk on land and swim on bodies of water to meet its requirements and purpose.

The new robot can turn its legs into flippers, and it will launch many applications for the needs of its owners, especially in supporting and aiding the marine ecosystem.

The major development is intended to provide assistance for multiple applications in underwater water conservation and improvement, and is a device available for both wet and dry applications.

Yale amphibious turtle robot

(Photo: Yale University)

a Srelease the ris From Yale University shares its research with its development for all, showing for the first time an amphibious robot tortoise with countless applications in the marine life of the world. The device can swim on different bodies of water and walk on land to return to its owners or fetch data it has collected from under the surface.

The robot, also known as ART or amphibious robotic turtle, takes inspiration from the famous reptile that can live and thrive in both land and water.

ART aims to serve multiple purposes for its underwater and terrestrial research, including assisting other aquatic robots that find it difficult to venture into the water due to tides and currents.

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Features and capabilities

The team from Yale University publish their results and development in Nature publications, discussing the device’s capabilities and advantages for future use.

One might be their legs that can adapt to the environment they live in, either turning into strong, weight-bearing legs on land or turning into flippers mostly used by sea turtles. Their legs are durable and applicable to land and water, a feature that provides the capabilities of land or sea turtles.

According to its researchers, it will also focus on “monitoring ecosystems along shorelines, supporting divers, and cultivating the oceans.”

robotics development

The world is witnessing huge developments in the world of robotics every day, and robotic devices also provide a special feature that allows them to think and do their tasks. Most robots now receive artificial intelligence, and one such example is Ai-Da, the female robot from Aidan Miller who recently addressed the UK House of Lords at a committee hearing.

Robotics development is a big focus now, especially as it aims to help society do jobs better, but not necessarily replace humans to do their jobs.

There are many classifications of robots and each has its own purposes to offer its technology and service to humans. One example is Pizza Hut’s autonomous delivery robot that takes out on the streets with its wheels and body that can store pizza boxes and other items from the company’s menu, right to your home.

With so many robotic developments available in the world now, innovation such as the Yale amphibious turtle aims to transform and assist various applications, which will focus on marine biodiversity. Turtles can fill in many gaps in their underwater projects, one of which will enhance the apparatus and aid humans in their quest to improve marine life.

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By Isaiah Richard

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