The students made a spider robot. It 3D scans the caves and does not damage them

New Spider-Robot Created to Crawl Narakorte Caves, a national park that is part of

UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, the fossil remains of animals are still well preserved.

Students from the Australian university took part in the CaveX project and made 15 variants of the robot as part of it, until they chose the one that was most suitable.

The new development has six legs, at their endsthere are no wheels or tracks, as they can damage the surface of the caves during movement. Also, the six-leg design allows the robot to move over uneven terrain.

We hope to find tunnels that may lead to new fossil deposits.

Craig Williams, PhD student from the University of Adelaide

The robot will now be handed over to another engineering team to equip it with artificial intelligence technologies.

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