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Multi-segmented magnetic robot by SPAWAR-SSC Pacific

Navy seeks industry partner to license technology for commercial application

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The Multi-segmented magnetic robot (MSMR) has been designed by Navy researchers to address capability gaps by providing acoustically quiet climbing and turning ability over a typical ferrous hull that often includes discontinuities in the form of protrusions and indentations, especially where hull-plating sections meet.

The key to its effective climbing lies in the design of its wheels and the multi-segmented approach. The wheels have been engineered to provide maximum magnetic adhesion while the multi-segmented body provides surface adaptability.

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