'Cockroach Shell' Makes Robot More Maneuverable | Video
By Steve Spaleta |
Discoid cockroaches (Blaberus discoidalis) roll their bodies to help them get through narrow obstacles. Roboticists took natures design and added it to their VelociRoACH robot. They added a cockroach-inspired exoskeleton to their tiny robot, to help it maneuver obstacles.
credit : PolyPEDAL Lab, Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, and CiBER, UC Berkeley/mash mix: Live Science