“…Now a Navy research project, the Biomimetic Underwater Robot, Robolobster, is ? well, a robotic lobster that moves just like its organic cousin.
It’s “basically a mechanical lobster that scurries along the ocean floor and looks for mines and buried bombs and stuff like that,” Shachtman said.
According to the Web site for the Office of Naval Research, “Biomimetic robots are, in principle, relatively small, agile and relatively cheap, relying on electronic nervous systems, sensors and novel actuators. Most important, they can take advantage of capabilities proven in animals for dealing with real-world environments.” – ABCNews