29 February 2012

Inspirational cockroach

You may have gotten a small sense of how amazing cockroaches are.
We were talking about moisture and what the "melting layer" could be inspiring for, but in fact the shape or qualities of the legs of cockroaches were adapted to robots.

Scientists first thought that the shape of the cockroach's legs is sensory,
but it was proved that they help these insects to walk on difficult terrain. Here are two articles that topic:



Marcus Hubl

Picture taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lecates/1425467282/

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