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Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Synthetic Two-Sided Gecko’s Foot Could Enable Underwater Robotics

Apr 27, 2017 @ 17:58| Inspired from gecko’s foot, scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now […]

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Transparent, gel-based robots can catch and release live fish

Feb 2, 2017 @ 05:25 | By Jennifer Chu |  MIT News Made from hydrogel, gel-based robots may one day assist in surgical operations, evade underwater detection. Engineers at MIT have fabricated transparent, gel-based robots that move when water is pumped in and out of them. The bots can perform a number of fast, forceful tasks, including kicking […]