Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos

June 11, 2012 by  
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Over the past few years we’ve seen  emergency services and the US military take inspiration from the natural world to create next-gen robots. They’ve come to include a rapid-response robot based on the cheetah , and a unit that can jump like a sand flea . Now,  a team from the University of California at Berkeley is looking at cockroaches and geckos to create a new range of search and rescue droids. Read the rest of Search and Rescue Robot Takes Inspiration from Cockroaches and Geckos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cockroach robot , emergency services , gecko robot , rapid response robot , robotics , robots , search and rescue robot , university of berkeley , us military robot

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University of Kiel’s Super-Adhesive Tape Takes Inspiration from Geckos

November 8, 2011 by  
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Ever hoped for an adhesive tape that was so strong that it could suspend you from the ceiling? This adhesive is exactly what researchers from the University of Kiel in Germany have been developing, and they have turned to an unlikely source for their inspiration — geckos and insects. Read the rest of University of Kiel’s Super-Adhesive Tape Takes Inspiration from Geckos Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: achim oesert super adhesive tape , recycleable adhesive tape , university of kiel achim oesert , university of kiel super adhesive tape , university of kiel super adhesive tape gecko , university of kiel super adhesive tape insect gecko

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