This is a robot that reflects the locomotion of caterpillars. The movements of the ring-shaped muscles are simulated by controlled magnetization of the metal rings (integrated in a silicone tube). This allows for locomotion on extremely uneven surfaces, in channels and shafts. Where sprockets and other locomotion mechanisms get stuck and cannot advance any further, Robo Worm easily winds its way through. Robo Worm has two heads, located at each end of the worm, i.e. it does not have to turn for moving backwards. This principle allows backward movements in extremely narrow shafts without any problems. In addition, it is equipped with cameras and other sensors, e.g. a microphone, to make recordings in areas that are difficult to access. These recordings can be stored temporarily or directly sent to a receiving station by radio signal.
Designed in 2014