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Moving via compressive waves

Earthworm BEAMbots move by a compressive longitudinal wave motion. Basically, most of the 'bot is stationary with respect to the ground at any time, and one segment is moved forward a bit.





For more information...

You definitely want to check out "The Motion Dynamics of Snakes and Worms."

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