UC Berkley researchers have designed a cockroach inspired robot that could help first responders hunt through rubble after disasters. via csmonitor
Cockroaches are known for being sneaky, speedy, and impossible to kill. They can slip through cracks so small they don’t seem to exist and run away uninjured from the crushing blow of a boot.
The insects may be a nuisance, but scientists say the pests have more to offer than a chill down your spine.
After observing cockroaches accomplishing incredible feats of body contortion, scientists developed a way to harness the bugs’ creepy abilities for good. Inspired by the cockroaches, they designed a prototype robot that could one day slip through small spaces in rubble to assist in search-and-rescue missions.
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