This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

//This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike

Cockroaches are near-indestructible little creatures. These hardy insects have existed since at least 320 million years ago, outliving dinosaurs. A cockroach can also carry loads of up to 900 times its body weight, shrink to a quarter of its height to fit into small crevices and live for a week without its head.Inspired by the qualities of this humble bug, a group of researchers from China and the United States have created a prototype of a fast-moving and near-indestructible miniature robot,…

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By | 2019-08-09T00:00:09+00:00 August 9th, 2019|Technology|Comments Off on This tiny ‘cockroach robot’ could be the future of search and rescue when disasters strike