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New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

Researchers from Berkeley University have developed a new gecko-inspired synthetic adhesive tape. Unlike conventional adhesive tape, it does not stick when pressed onto a surface, but rather when it is slid over a surface. The tape was inspired by a ...

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Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Waalbot – Wall Climbing Robot

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a series of robots capable of climbing walls. Inspired by geckos that use tiny fibers located on their feet to adhere to almost any surface, the Waalbot is capable of simple surface locomotion. ...

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The Rise and Fall of ASIMO

The Rise and Fall of ASIMO

ASIMO, a 4 ft. (120 cm), 115 lb. (52 kg) Honda humanoid robot, is the world’s most advanced and recognizable. Despite what many think, ASIMO does not pay homage to Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov but is actually an acronym ...

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Toyota i-foot Robot

Toyota i-foot Robot

Toyota i-foot – is an over 7 ft., two-legged, walking, mountable robot developed for three-dimensional mobility, with the ability to navigate staircases. The passenger climbs on, straps in, and drives it with a joystick. The i-foot is meant to carry ...

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