Monday, February 8, 2016
And Now We Have Robo Roach
Robots that mimic the way cockroaches can scuttle through teeny-tiny cracks might one day help first responders locate and rescue disaster victims trapped in debris, researchers say.
Scientists regularly look to nature for inspiration when designing robots, with the hope of learning from millions of years of evolution. Specifically, the researchers have patterned robots after insects for decades — after all, insects are some of the most successful animals on the planet, comprising about 75 percent of all animal species known to humanity.
Those little suckers that have been thrones in the sides of millions may be making a contribution to technology that will help us instead of annoying us.
Read more @ livescience.