Animal Inspired Robots

September 2nd, 2020

Many of the more successful or well-known robots seen today are based on animals. In the end it’s likely more research dollars will go to animal bots than humanoids. Their specialized nature makes them a great blueprint for engineers building robots to be used in dangerous environments.

Insect Robots

Festo


FZI Research Center for Information Technology


Harvard Wyss Institute


Sirena Technologies


Fish Robots

Eelume


Festo


Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Quadruped Robots

ANYbotics


Boston Dynamics


MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab


Sirena Technologies


Sony


Birds

Festo


RoBird


Misc

Festo

Working For Humanity

Like many of their animal models, these robotic animals were almost all created to solve a problem or serve a purpose (even if it is just to keep people company). Animals robots aren’t the only ones built to serve, there are plenty of humanoid models as well.