Something completely different

Here is something completely different, a TED talk by Robert Full entitled “Secrets of movement, from geckos and roaches”.

About the talk:

UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full shares his fascination with spiny cockroach legs that allow them to scuttle at full speed across loose mesh and gecko feet that have billions of nano-bristles to run straight up walls. His talk, complete with wonderful slow-mo video of cockroach, crab and gecko gaits, explains his goal of creating the perfect robotic “distributed foot.”

Well worth watching if you have 20 minutes to spare.

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