Roboticists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) created this centimeter-scale robot resembling a cockroach.
Like the insect from which the engineers drew their inspiration, The Harvard Ambulatory Microrobot (HAMR) can turn sharply and run at high speeds, climb, carry payloads, and survive long drops unharmed.
The real breakthrough with HAMR is the way it moves. Each leg has two actuators, which closely mirror the joints of a cockroach.
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