Robots take on, and exceed, insect abilities (Video)

Dash hexapod robot
Insects, the creepy, crawly kind, are fast, light, nimble and extremely resilient. Robots, on the other hand, have been slow, heavy, clumsy, and rather fragile. But what if you could design a tiny robot with all of the insect’s key characteristics? That’s exactly what researchers at the Biomimetic Millisystems Laboratory (UC Berkeley) have accomplished with their DASH (Dynamic Autonomous Sprawled Hexapod) robot. One word of caution: Don’t watch this video if you have a cockroach phobia!


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