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Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged

Tiny Robots with Sticky Feet Drag Heavy Loads: Atlas Tugged
A few years ago we saw a prototype for a robot with gecko-like pads, allowing it to stick to and move on uneven and vertical surfaces. A group of Stanford students made two robots with the same inspiration, but this time instead of settling for wall-climbing, these tiny robots are designed to drag objects that are a hundred to two thousand times their own weight. Stanford students David Christensen, Elliot Hawkes, Arul Suresh and Karen Ladenheim developed what they call µTugs or MicroTugs.

Researchers Develop Strong, Removable Adhesive Based on Gecko Feet

Researchers Develop Strong, Removable Adhesive Based on Gecko Feet
I’m not a big fan of lizards, they are gross, they try to bite you, and if you do catch a lizard, it will either poop on you or its tail will break off. Getting left holding a dismembered lizard tail is one of the more unsettling experiences in life.
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Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance

Robot Makes Like a Gecko, Climbs Walls, Won’t Try to Sell You Insurance
The gecko. Nature’s car insurance salesman, climber of walls, rocks and trees everywhere. Roboticists are finally getting a handle on how to mimic this creatures characteristics in robot form.
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