Friday, June 8, 2012

Robotics and stuff...

Some scientists have created robots that act like cockroaches. That is to say, they skitter off faster than you can stomp them.

The military is, of course, particularly interested in this technology (small robots to send ahead of soldiers into an urban combat area, for example).

Another group are trying to duplicate the incredible power of the Peacock Mantis Shrimp's claws...which have the same force as a .22.

We need to keep learning from nature, people. Or at least our engineers do.