Your house has just fallen down on your head and you can’t get out.Â You regain consciousness to the sound of something coming to get you… rescue maybe, and then you see this.
Yes its basically a yellow mechanical rescue rat! Oh joy, I hear you cry…
2 extremely clever and no doubtfully geeky guys got together from Bristol and Sheffield university to create this rescue rat idea.Â It has whiskers that move back and forth and can detect when they touch something, like a real rat.
Have a look at the video to see the rescue rat in action!
GO RAT GO!
Read more:Â http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17403-robot-rescue-rat-feels-its-way-through-rubble.html