Robert Full: Secrets of movement, from geckos and roaches

UC Berkeley biologist Robert Full shares his fascination with spiny cockroach legs that allow them to scuttle at full speed across loose mesh and gecko feet that have billions of nano-bristles to run straight up walls. His talk, complete with wonderful slow-mo video of cockroach, crab and gecko gaits, explains his goal of creating the perfect robotic "distributed foot."

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Ah, Bob Full, the Big Man of functional morphology.
This is a great talk.

By Sven DiMilo (not verified) on 25 Jan 2008 #permalink