MIT Professor Studies Snail Slime to Create Go-Anywhere, Anytime Robots of the Future

Forget legs or treads or wheels, everyone, because tomorrow's robots will traverse the earth on a thin film of slime, just like the humble snail. At least, that's MIT associate professor Anette Hosoi's vision of our robot future, and she has the "Robosnail" prototype to prove it. Since 2003, Hosoi and a revolving… »7/06/08 5:00pm7/06/08 5:00pm