Cockroach Robots Will 'Infest' Earthquake Sites For Rescues | Video
By Steve Spaleta |
Building off of millions of years of insect evolution, roboticists are developing CRAM (Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms) to get robots into tiny spaces. Researchers studying movements and malleability of cockroaches are designing robots to search for survivors through debris and ducts of disaster sites.
credit : Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally, with footage from the UC Berkeley Poly-PEDAL lab