Nature inspires Science. Science defines Nature.
Since time immemorial, taking a leaf out of nature’s book, scientists have developed technologies that seek to mimic some of life’s unique innovations. But what can we learn from one of the most disgusting animals around us -cockroaches? Well, apparently, a lot. In a world enamoured by Batman, Catwoman, Antman and what not, a Robo- Roach is indeed a reality.
In this article from Live Science, we can learn about the various robots that have been designed using characteristics of cockroaches, the latest being a quake rescue robot using the ability of cockroaches to squeeze through crevices.
Download the full paper from the journal website – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.