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WomBot robot used to explore and analyze wombat burrows

The WomBot, alongside a plush toy wombat for scale

Besides being known for their cube-shaped droppings, wombats are unfortunately also subject to the disease sarcoptic mange. In order to better understand how the mange-causing mites are able to spread between wombats, scientists have developed a burrow-exploring robot.

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Category: Robotics, Technology

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