Novel catheter with longitudinal expandable arid contractile elements which promote wave propagation. The tension-band characteristics of these elements enhance the "crawling" dynamics of the catheter. Tauglit is an aspiration catheter with three key components: an inner spring coil system, a soft pleated jacket with annuli that buckles under load and an outer proleg or leaf-spring that fattens the. diameter of the catheter. Smart features, robotics and AI may be on-boarded. As shown, subject catheters shall piston in a fixed environment (muscular structure such as an artery) and propagate forward akin to earthworm locomotion (Lumbricm terrestris).