Swinburne researchers win global ‘IG Nobel’ award

The results of their experiments were published in the Nature journal, Scientific Reports, and generated international interest through popular science blogs.

As a result of the vibrating worm experiment in the backyard shed, new developments in robotics and mechatronics could be explored.

“Recently, there have been experimental demonstrations of prototypes of soft autonomous robots that move by crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of their body, much like earthworms,” Dr Maksymov adds.

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